Re "Do we just accept guns' rising toll?" (Marcos Breton, Feb. 20): The Second Amendment is our guarantee that loss of individual freedom and increasing control of our lives cannot be done with impunity.
The Founding Fathers believed fervently that ordinary citizens needed to be protected from an oppressive government. If they had not, then there would not have been a Second Amendment in the first instance.
The Second Amendment was never about what type of arms citizens might own or about what the technological developments of the future might bring. It was not about hunting. It was not about home defense. It was not about target shooting. It was about the ability of citizens to oppose and resist the oppression of a tyrannical government.
Support the Second Amendment. It is as valid now as it was when it was first penned.
-- Ken Schon, Colfax
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