We need to expand the Second Amendment, not curtail it

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

I wholly concur with Louise Barnes’ letter in the March 20, 2014, edition of the Greenwich Post.

Examples of some other countries show that when gun control was instituted, gun confiscation followed and, on its heels, brutal dictatorship.

Moreover, when the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights were written, the disparity in firepower between the government and the people was minimal. The weapons available to each side — which were mainly pistols and rifles — were similar. But in the two centuries that have elapsed, the numerous armed agencies of the government have acquired and amassed heavy weapons with high technology that are prohibited or unavailable to the public.

There are those wanting to curtail or eliminate the Second Amendment. History, as well as recent events near the Bundy Ranch in Clark County, Nevada, show that we should expand it.

 

Gila Eban
Cos Cob

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