Share: 

Don't interfere with my God-given rights

June 24, 2014

We are under the mistaken impression that we send representatives and senators to Dover and Washington to protect our rights and freedoms. All they seem to want is to see their name in the legislative record for sponsoring a bill, any bill, no matter how mediocre or ill-conceived. They have the ability to make law, therefore they think they must make law; wrong.

The citizens are no longer falling for the hype of "look at how many bills I’ve gotten passed."  We’re looking at the effect and necessity of these bills; just ask Eric Cantor. Really, we all know how much criminals fear legislation, like gun free zones. Criminals obey gun laws as well as most politicians honor their oath of office.

States that have the most restrictive gun legislation also have the highest gun involved crime rates. Criminals know the citizen has no legal ability to self protect. Criminals also know the well prepared citizen can be very detrimental to their chosen career. The police can’t protect you; only investigate after the crime has been committed. Let’s try looking at states that have low gun involved crime and investigate that - what a concept.

For those that don’t want a weapon, that feel their life and the life of their family are not worth protecting, it’s easy; don’t buy a weapon. That’s your right, but don’t you dare to interfere with my God-given rights.

Richard McKinley
Fenwick Island

 

  • A letter to the editor expresses a reader's opinion and, as such,
    is not reflective of the editorial opinions of this newspaper.

     


    To submit a letter to the editor for publishing,
    send an email to newsroom@capegazette.com.

     

    Letters must be signed and include a telephone number for verification.
    Please keep letters to 650 words or fewer. 
    We reserve the right to edit for content and length.