- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 3, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

In the April 13 editorial “‘We want them registered,’” you claimed that in England, weapons registration has been used to confiscate firearms. This is untrue. The United Kingdom has had weapons amnesties at various times, particularly following legislative changes (e.g., a nearly complete ban on the possession of fully automatic weapons after the 1937 Firearms Act) and after national disasters.

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution places the right to bear arms within the equally binding context of a well-regulated militia. Your argument about the regulation of firearms in other countries misinforms your readers about the intentions of their own government, and it does a great disservice to ours.

KATHERINE J. KAYE

Oxford, England

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