Sunday March 11, 2018
Sensible restrictions don't violate Second Amendment
The Second Amendment says we have the right to bear arms. The verb "bear" means to carry or to have, and "arms" meant, at that time in history, any weapon you had available, which was very limited.
You have the right to drive a tank with a huge gun through the city or suburbs, use a rocket launcher, make bombs, have explosives, grenades, machine guns, and many other weapons of which I am not aware. But the government takes that right away from you for a commonsense reason. They are weapons of war, and allowing ordinary citizens to have them would lead to unimaginable consequences, as they get in the hands of the wrong people.
So, following that logic, in my opinion, semiautomatic weapons along with bump stocks should be included in that ban, and it would not affect our ability to defend ourselves or bear arms.
Joseph I. Grossman
We must keep guns out of wrong hands