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The Dartmouth
April 15, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth

"Reasonable?" Gun Control?

To the Editor:

I wonder how many of those proponents of "reasonable" gun control laws have read the Constitution or the clear wording of the Second Amendment. There is one particularly clearly stated edict contained in this amendment -- "shall not be infringed." What part of "shall not be" isn't understandable?

For those with the ability to read and the capability of understanding, these books can, as Paul Harvey might say, "give you the rest of the story." Check out: "A People Armed & Free" by Jack Reynolds, "The Bias against Guns" by John Lott, Jr., "The Tyranny of Gun Control" edited by Jacob G. Hornberger and Richard M Ebeling, or "A Nation of Cowards: Essays on the Ethics of Gun Control" by Jeff Snyder. If you have an open mind and a strong stomach, you will find "Death by Gun Control" by Aaron Zelman to be very enlightening. That just skims the top.

One more thought -- since the Constitution is the basic and supreme law of the land, aren't those who violate "shall not be infringed," criminals?