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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t tread on Bill of Rights

- The Washington Times - Monday, March 4, 2013

After reading "Gun grabbers kill jobs" (Web, Wednesday), my eyes are open to a new light. My family and I are great supporters of the Second Amendment. Writer Emily Miller has definitely captured what is really happening in America as a result of the government's push for control over the citizens it is trying to "protect."

It's interesting enough that without all these plans for gun control, gun sales and employment at gun manufacturing companies wouldn't have gone up, nor would revenue. In a way, hats off to President Obama and his administration for their efforts. America always unites against an enemy. "We the people" doesn't mean "we the government." It means those whom the government serves.

In one of my classes we are studying the Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment, which says, "A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." It is interesting that "infringed" means "to fail to obey a law or regulation or observe the terms of an agreement." By putting regulations on a right guaranteed to us by the Constitution of the United States, the government is infringing upon this right.

Stricter gun laws or even total gun control will not fix the gun "problem." The only thing that will fix it is fewer mentally unstable people vying for attention.

NATASHA BALDWIN

Colorado Springs

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