To the editor:
It was certainly shocking to open the Daily Journal Feb. 28 and read the Journal opinion column, in which they strongly attacked the county commissioners for approving the proposal declaring that the county will not enforce any gun control legislation that would violate the U.S. Constitution.
The anti-gun mob in Washington led by Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, Charles Schumer, Eric Holder, along with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other wannabe tyrants have statements on record that their goal is to confiscate all, yes all, guns from every citizen in the nation and that would stop the gun violence.
That’s like saying strict laws will stop drug dealers. Ha! There are thousands of laws on the books now, that are not being enforced, but the gun-grabbers would rather make new laws designed to make law-abiding citizens into criminals. They want a complete ban on assault weapons, limits on magazine capacity and a new universal background check system — none of which would do anything to stop the criminals, only make it harder for people to protect their family and home.
The new universal check would make all gun owners submit to a national gun registration, so that Big Brother will know who you are, where you live and what you own. To the criminals this is all a big joke.
The worst part of the story is that the leaders of the anti-gun mob and their followers have no solid evidence to back up their scary rhetoric. When talking to people they will either leave out or falsify data or just tell outright lies. Their goal is to scare the people with false information rather than convince them with the truth.
If the government along with the anti-gun activist is really concerned about gun violence, they should fix the current background check by making sure all persons who cannot legally own a gun, including those who are by law mentally ill, cannot own guns. Rather than fixing it they prefer to make criminals out of law-abiding citizens.
It is our God-given right to defend ourselves, our family, our friends and others when our lives are in danger. Our founding fathers ensured that right to us by including the 2nd Amendment in our Constitution.
I certainly agree that the Journal has a right to their opinion about approving the proposal, as all of us do, but I very much disagree that saying the commissioners’ action was more “drama than practical ... was political theater and political grandstanding.” I also will say that our right to protect ourselves is not less important than any “workforce development” or “decaying infrastructure” as was stated in the opinion column.
I think it would be a better service to have someone at the paper check out the false information distributed by the anti-gun crowd and make it available to their readers. I don’t know the county commissioners personally, but judging from their decision, I think they are patriots and I thank them for the action they took.