Founding Fathers favored guns

Published 9:41 am Friday, April 26, 2013

In reading of recent letters to the editor I feel I must respond in some way. So, during the next few weeks, I will submit letters showing what the Founding Fathers meant when it comes to guns, which led to the Second Amendment.
“A well-regulated Milita, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” — The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America
“Firearms stand next in importance to the Constition itself. They are the people’s liberty teeth keystone … the rifle and the pistol are equally indispensable … more than 99 percent of them by their silence indicate that they are in safe and sane hands. The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference. When firearms go, all goes, we need them every hour.” – George Washington’s address to the first session of Congress.

Mike Gordon
Albert Lea

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