Opinion

January 22, 2013

Letter: Second Amendment exists to defeat tyranny

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary broke the hearts of most Americans as well as mine. As a parent and grandparent, it troubled me deeply. My prayers go out to the families that lost children and loved ones.

Why are we seeing these types of shootings? What goes wrong in someone’s mind that makes them commit this type of madness? I can only speculate. What I do know is that there is a breakdown in our families, there is definitely moral decay. We celebrate violence in movies, TV and video games. While the vast majority of people understand fantasy, there are a few individuals that cannot truly separate it from reality.

Firearm ownership and the Second Amendment are coming under attack by those who want to treat the symptoms rather than the problem itself. I compare it to giving the cancer patient pain medicine where some discomfort may be alleviated, but the cancer still exists.

Why did our forefathers give us the Second Amendment? It was not for the pleasures such as hunting, target practicing, or for self-defense, but for the reason they had just experienced, and that was to defeat tyranny. They wanted to make sure the citizens could always stand against domestic tyranny as well as abroad.

Having more bans and laws will do nothing to stop gun violence. It will only harm those that abide by the law in the first place. There is something that those that sit to the left on most issues just don’t seem to understand, and I don’t know if I can make it any clearer, but those that wish to perpetrate crimes and violence to their fellow man do not care about laws and gun bans because they will find a way to ply their trade. If I thought a ban on high-capacity magazines would save the life of one victim, I would be all for it.

Is it about need? Do you need a car that goes over 70, or more than one pair of shoes? Are cars to blame for drunk drivers? Are forks to blame for fat people? Let’s outlaw cocaine and meth. That worked didn’t it.

Another thing that truly disturbs me is that those on the left that would bring tighter gun control are perfectly OK with an industry that aborts more than a million babies annually, and their children having armed guards to protect them. Talk about hypocrisy.

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Donnie Biles

Dalton

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