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Second Amendment is under attack

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 22nd, 2013

Dear Editor:

Mr. Moss doesn’t sound like someone who watches Fox News (Copper Country News, Jan. 9). So, here’s an update for him. After the Sandy Hook Massacre, the NRA has realized a surge of 8,000 new members a day.  Why is this happening? Because thinking, observant people realize that the reaction from the mainstream Media, including the current POTUS, to this tragedy is a major gift for those Americans who salivate at the notion of destroying the Second Amendment.  Thomas Paine, who died in 1809, wisely said, “It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”

Every day, in this country, children are abducted, tortured, neglected, become victims of human trafficking and are murdered. Cruel, human hands, negligent parents, and evil thinking people cause their demise; not guns. Are we as citizens alerting our representatives in “finding common ground and working together to make our society a ‘safer’ place for these children?” Sadly, not enough are doing so.

On Tuesday, Jan. 8 an armed woman in Loganville, Ga., alone in her home with her children, was able to defend herself from an attacker who meant to harm her and her children. Because, you see, being a thinking, and observant person, she realized she did not have the luxury of waiting 20 to 30 minutes for law enforcement to arrive.  And, in the same 24-hour period, a 15-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister were home alone after school in Houston when two intruders broke a back window and entered the home, where they were met by the 15-year-old holding an AR-15. The article says, “The home invaders left, leaving a trail of blood.”

Mr. Moss’s closing paragraph reads:

“We must urge state and federal elected representatives to apply a good measure of common sense to find common ground — and work together to make our society a free, but safer place.”

Old Ben Franklin knew there would be people saying these things in 2013, and to that he said, “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Bethel Bennett

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