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Second Amendment’s right to bear arms

Second Amendment’s right to bear arms — Inland Empire Bulletin, March 31, 2021

I need to answer Susan Stann’s letter of March 26, and I want to go on record as calling for the repeal of every gun law on the books. There really is no case for the realms of gun restrictions. Can’t people see that the more laws we have the more gun violence there is? There is cause and effort here. The perpetrators of violence will always find a way to get guns. The only way to rid the planet of guns is to un-invent guns.

To keep and bear arms is an inalienable, God-given right. Guns are inanimate objects. To own, to carry an inanimate object is a right. Because rights do not originate with government. Government can only infringe on rights; it cannot take them away. The Founders, very wise people, knew that and wrote the guarantee of that right into the Constitution. In the recent Colorado store massacre, 10 precious lives were lost. An officer arrived very quickly hoping to save lives, but he, too, was killed.

Had a civilian who was already there been armed, maybe some of these lives would have been saved. The Founders knew what they were doing. They knew that people are safer from violence if citizen could be armed.

We have to restore the use of our inalienable, constitutionally guaranteed, God-given rights.

–Alice Lillie, Pomona