Why do we share these quotes and letter-to-the-editor excerpts? Because you need to be aware of the thought processes and rationale of those who oppose gun rights and civilian gun ownership. That’s why
The recent rash of senseless gun-related mass killings requires a review of the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights. It reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
There is no specific mention of unrestricted right to have arms for personal protection, hunting, or other current common uses. In 1789, when it was written, there was no standing national military, state and county law enforcement and virtually no local law enforcement. The nation depended on local militias to defend it, using such lethal weapons as single-shot black powder muskets. This is clearly not the case today, so basically the original intent of the Second Amendment is obsolete.
– Reader letter to The Desert Sun, Escalating Gun Violence Shows It’s Time We Rethink the Second Amendment