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Democrats finally stimulate the economy — at least for gun dealers

Over the last few weeks we have witnessed the rallying cry from our elected leaders, both locally and nationally, for the need for more restrictive gun control (smaller magazine clips, banning certain "assault" weapons, etc.). The liberal left seems to hold the patent on exploiting current events to further their political agenda, and they're following the playbook step by step to further erode our right to bear arms, guaranteed to us in the Second Amendment. Some of the pro-gun control letters published in The Sun question why any hunter would need a so called "assault weapon" to go hunting, or they claim that our forefathers only intended the amendment to be about muskets and single shot rifles, because that's what was around back then.

But they miss the whole point of the amendment. It says not a word about hunting, nor the type of gun allowed. It says "the right to bear arms shall not be infringed," and that amendment was enacted to enable the citizens of this country to protect themselves and their property from a tyrannical confiscatory government, should one arise in the future, and I think we're getting there.

Now, I've never been to a gun show before, nor have I ever bought a gun, but I think I see where all this is going, and I plan to attend the next gun show in this area to fully exercise my Second Amendment right as much as I can afford. And if the throngs of people flocking to gun shows around the country is any indicator, I'm not alone in my summation.

I think it was Thomas Jefferson who said "An armed populace are called citizens, an unarmed populace are called subjects." I choose to be the former, not the latter.

And who said the Democrats can't stimulate the economy?

Mark Wilson, Fallston

Copyright © 2015, CT Now
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