To the Editor:
This is in response to Ed Sapeta’s letter (Dec. 27) suggesting the we all give up our Second Amendment rights. Although this person has the right of free speech with his First Amendment rights, his suggestion that we give up our unalienable right of protection from a tyrannical government has got to be the most asinine statement I have heard in a long time.
The Second Amendment has nothing to do with how long it takes to fire one round. Our forefathers recognized the fact that all governments become tyrannical over time, and it is the right of every citizen to have the means to protect themselves from this and/or shed the bonds of said government, if need be.
Our governments over the past 20 years have been becoming more and more oppressive; the rights guaranteed in our Constitution (particularly the Second Amendment) are the only things keeping us from sliding back into feudalism. A concerned and educated citizenry is needed more now than ever before.