Letters

Founding Fathers considered Second Amendment necessary

Posted: Aug. 2, 2019 3:20 pm

To The Herald-Whig:

In case anyone missed it, war has been declared by the radical Democrats on the U.S. Constitution. The ultimate goal is to erase free speech from the First Amendment and eliminate the Second Amendment. Then they will come after our guns, by force if necessary.

I have a message for those who would foolishly attempt this. In 1775, the British demanded we give them our guns. Instead, we gave them the lead and kept the guns, then declared war, which led to our independence.

Conservative Republican columnist Walter Williams hit the nail on the head when he reminds us why the Founding Fathers considered it necessary to draft the Second Amendment, not as something that allows free Americans to hunt, but to ensure a well-armed citizenry that is free to defend itself from a government that seeks to destroy their liberties.

Over the past several years, the Democrats have increased their hue and cry to eliminate semiautomatic rifles that they falsely claim are used in most mass killings. If they could read, they would find that statistics show handguns are used in the majority of these shootings.

Oh, while I'm on the subject, a message for CNN's Don Lemon. It is illegal in the United States for a private citizen to own a fully automatic weapon, which an AR-15 is not. Of course, they push this falsehood to bamboozle the public into agreeing with them. Their philosophy is that if you tell a lie often enough, it will metamorph into truth.

The Revolutionary War was touched off by that famous shot heard 'round the world on Lexington Green. Nobody knows for certain who fired that shot. But this time, we know who fired the first shot over the bow of all law-abiding gun owners in the looming battle to take our weapons.

Iowa Democratic State Senator Claire Celsi advocates ridding the country of all privately owned firearms. And if you don't want to give them up voluntarily, she will take them by force. Her reckless and dangerous position has been echoed by many radical and tyrannical Democrats and their military arm, Antifa.

But as President John F. Kennedy warned in his inaugural address, those who ride the back of the tiger often end up inside the tiger.

William Mussetter

Quincy