Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Second Amendment lie

A video of Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the N.R.A., at the organization’s annual meeting in Dallas last year.
Justin Sullivan

Letter to the editor in the SF Chronicle:

“Repeal gun amendment” (Letters, Aug. 18) is right on. This is the best commentary on gun control that I’ve seen, and it promotes the only sensible way to stop the continuous murders of innocent civilians in the U.S. As the writer says, the original amendment was to allow states to have a militia to defend against the army of the federal government.

This is irrelevant today, and makes no sense now, nearly 250 years later. We must get a grassroots movement going full speed to save lives and repeal the amendment.

Linda Lewin
San Francisco

Lettter to the editor in t
he NY Times:

Re “N.R.A. Chat Wins Convert in Oval Office” (front page, Aug. 21)

What a shocking development! Less than three weeks after the deadly shootings in El Paso and Dayton, President Trump has a phone conversation with Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association, and — voilà! — no more support for even the smallest steps toward sensible gun safety regulation.

This is just the latest reminder that this president has no moral compass, but relies only on what people like Wayne LaPierre tell him will keep his base behind him. 

An overwhelming percentage of Americans favor gun safety regulation, yet this president does nothing. This is disgraceful.

Howard Levitt
San Francisco

Rob's comment:
Pretty much impossible to change the Constitution. Any movement for gun control will have to come from cities and states. 

That the Second Amendment gives individuals a constitutional right to own a gun is a big lie about our history foisted on the American people by conservatives and The Repugnant Party. (See When John Paul Stevens Eviscerated Antonin Scalia).

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