Letters to the editor
NRA wrong on assault weapons
I have heard all I need to hear of the NRA's defense of military assault weapons being part of a citizen's Second Amendment rights. They are not. Military assault weapons, especially when fitted with oversize clips, are made for the express purpose of killing as many people as possible in the shortest amount of time possible.
Our forefathers never imagined anything like that when they drafted the Second Amendment – they were envisioning people having the right to protect themselves. They were not imagining that amendment to be applied to the right to keep weapons capable of spraying bullets across a first-grade classroom, or a theater or a college class – killing as many helpless, unsuspecting people as possible.
First graders are so young, they still hold hands when they move from one building to another! Those weapons are not for defense, but for offense. They should be limited to the military. I'm not against the Second Amendment at all, but I urge everyone who would like to stop these kinds of personal, insane offensives against the unsuspecting to stop supporting the NRA, and to write to your senator, congressmen and anyone who might help, to exclude these weapons from the protection of the Second Amendment.
Remember what “NRA” stands for? “National rifle association.” AR-15s, AK-47s, these are not rifles. They are personal armies. Any time a lobby group becomes stronger than the United States government, we need to do something to disband it.
Where is the truth?
Estimates from foreign agencies on the death of Syrians during the current “civil war” vary from 47,000 to many more. Where us the truth? I do not know. If someone suggests 100 it would not be reported. 47,000 would be, so why ever tell the truth?
Two U.S. presidents, Bush and Obama, have caused many or most of these deaths. They have armed dissidents, right or wrong, which has led to the deaths of thousands of people and many kids. Columbine and Newtown are very minor compared to the deaths therein.
To this day “Fidel Obama's” death drones kill innocent bystanders including kids -- more than died in Columbine and Newtown. Which lying, cheating politicians condemn this? The politicians should be killed, legally, including the chief killer “Fidel Obama.”
Murder pure and simple.
James Bradley Smith