Letter: Second Amendment not just about self-defense


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Posted Online: Jan. 29, 2013, 10:52 am
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"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing."

That was Adolf Hitler.

Now that you have heard that, did you know that the official Chinese news agency put out a statement about a week after the Connecticut shooting. America should get rid of all it's guns.

The Second Amendment is not just about self-defense. It is also about the people being able to defend themselves against a government that has become tyrannical.

If you want to see how much gun control does to prevent violence look at the most violent cities in this country and see what their laws are like.
Take Chicago, one of the top five for violence and also has some of the most strict gun laws in the country. If you want another example, when Australia banned guns, violent crime went up.

One letter on this subject stated that in a perfect world we would not need guns and if we got rid of all the guns we would be on our way to a perfect world.

We don't live in a perfect world. We live in a world of street gangs, mentally unbalanced people, career criminals, and countries that would love to invade us and take over.

One last thought, if I wanted to, I could buy the equipment for not much money to manufacture guns in my garage.

If we outlaw guns, organized crime will start manufacturing them.

Jim Brooks,
East Moline



















 



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  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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