Stand up for the Second Amendment

To the Editor,

Once again our nation resounds with the shrill echoes of disparate groups demanding restrictions and regulations on firearms. No matter the volume of past regulations the answer to the crisis of the moment is always adoption of further limitations on gun ownership.

While loss of life and horrific tragedies are to be deplored we cannot be blinded to the fact that the hand of man, albeit a deranged man, has brought this grief upon us. It was not the gun, the magazine or the cartridge which, self-motivated, caused the hellish scene at Sandy Hook to befall us. The clamor to restrict or eliminate firearms will only lead the twisted mind to other avenues of destruction of life.

In light of all this we must not let those who call for more restrictions and additional regulations trample our rights reflected in the Second Amendment. Opponents broadcast loudly that they do not wish to take rifles from hunters. This is utter nonsense and diversionary! Our founding fathers did not concern themselves with hunters when they codified this sacred right. They feared the unbridled power of a gluttonous central government which would trample and enslave a defenseless citizenry.

We must not, therefore, allow anyone for any reason to manacle the Second Amendment.

Linda Wickstrom