Letters to the Editor

NRA fighting for our freedoms

President Donald Trump spoke during the National Rifle Association-ILA Leadership Forum in April in Atlanta.
President Donald Trump spoke during the National Rifle Association-ILA Leadership Forum in April in Atlanta. Associated Press

History lesson needed

Rep. Chris Harris may not be afraid of the NRA, but I predict that if he has credible opposition, his tenure in the General Assembly will end at the next election. No doubt polls relating to guns are as accurate as the polls relating to the last presidential election.

The Second Amendment has nothing to do with deer or duck hunting; it was added to guarantee people could protect themselves from other people and especially tyrannical government. No limit was placed on the people so they could possess weapons equal to any possessed by a government that might desire to subvert them.

Unfortunately, we are a generation away from teaching our children the founding principles of the country and have introduced the concept that government will supply all your needs. We need to teach also that when the government provides all your needs, the government will inevitably take all your freedoms.

Fortunately, we have organizations like the National Rifle Association that fight for our freedoms. The Herald-Leader would do well to fight for all freedoms, because if you can trash the Second Amendment for expediency, you can trash the First Amendment for fake polls and “fake news.” God blss the U.S. Constitution.

John Bruner

London

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