Letters to Editor
From Issue: Volume XXI - Number 9
Why is the National Rifle Association so adamant in their defense of the 2nd Amendment; as a long-time member of that organization, I can answer that question. First of all, we are not the rabid, blood thirsty monsters that the liberal bigots and media thugs enjoy portraying us as. Our members use their 1st Amendment right to support the 2nd Amendment and for that they are vilified.
Although the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the words “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed,“ the goal of the liberal Democrat Party is and always has been to destroy the 2nd Amendment via a death by a thousand cuts. There are already thousands of laws and firearms regulations in this county and in California, Democrats are now pushing for a special “sin tax” on all ammunition sales.
There is a huge ammunition shortage in this country and the cost of it is sky rocketing. A big part of the problem is related to the Obama administration special purchase of billions of rounds of ammo for the Department of Homeland Security. He can do this by Executive Order and doesn’t require the consent of Congress. The Liberals have neither the votes nor the courage to bring this matter to a vote of the people via a Constructional Convention or a Constitutional Amendment. Therefore their goal is to encumber the 2nd Amendment with so many restrictions, regulations and ammo limitations that this crucial part of our Bill of Rights will eventually be just an amusing empty shell of archaic words. Compromise equals capitulation.