We must support the Second Amendment

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To the Editor

Messrs. Greg Schulte and Richard Wolfram recently wrote letters to the editor in the Greenwich Post that were in favor of diminishing the second amendment to the Constitution.

Mr. Schulte seems to think that honoring the Second Amendment is a move “to the right.” He suggests that anyone who wants to have a weapon should join the National Guard. He further goes on to say that “hundreds of millions of firearms are a threat to the nation.” Only if hundreds of millions of American citizens owning those guns are a threat.

There should be no confusion between criminals and good and decent citizens. We don’t punish good people because of actions committed by criminals. Apparently Mr. Schulte does not trust “hundreds of millions of Americans’ his position, by his own definition, must be a move to the left.

Mr. Schulte concludes that “arms” do not refer to “rifles;” He says; “in my mind, it refers to muskets.” He cannot be serious to think that the founding fathers would have today’s citizenry counter a tyrannical government with muskets. Armament, translated, is, “The weapons and supplies of war with which a military unit is equipped.”

Does he really believe it’s not referring to rifles? Do you fight a war with pistols or muskets?

Mr. Wolfram levers his argument using the children of Newtown and the emotion encompassing that tragedy. I don’t wish to be disrespectful to Mr. Wolfram but to position the right of the Second Amendment to bear arms in juxtaposition to the emotion and trauma of the victims parents is an appalling comparison.

 

Nick Fortunato
Cos Cob

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