Letters to the Editor: Disillusion with voting is exactly what the far right wants, or what they’re doing. Please, please, please, don’t vote for any politician, no matter who they are, who doesn’t support the 2nd Amendment. If you don’t, you’ll be voting for Hitler, who would take away your guns.
In the past few decades, we have seen a dramatic decline in the rate of violent crime across the U.S., and it is largely due to public support for the 2nd Amendment, despite claims to the contrary by gun groups. We have seen the number of Americans with guns increase dramatically since the introduction of the Second Amendment, and we have seen gun owners defending the country in times of war.
But we also have seen a dramatic increase in the number of laws passed in the name of gun control. In fact, the number of gun control laws passed has increased sharply in the last year, as a result of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Let’s look at the most significant gun control laws to have been passed in the U.S. since Sandy Hook. Here is a list of recent gun control laws which I discovered on the internet:
1. Gun show registration: The National Rifle Association has been lobbying for gun show registration and restrictions on ammunition over the past decade, as they see it as a means of reducing gun ownership. This year gun show registration was proposed in Minnesota, but a bill which would have limited gun sales at gun shows to one per day was unsuccessful.
2. Handguns: There are already a number of restrictions on firearms, including bans on guns in vehicle trunks and prohibitions on guns in school zones. Why not add a requirement to purchase and wear a gun? In 2013, New Jersey passed a law requiring school children to have a gun in their car trunk.
3. Gun registration: In 2013, Alaska passed a bill requiring all licensed firearm owners to submit their firearms into a state-run database, the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record (NFRTR).
4. Gun-free zones: For years, laws have existed that ban firearms and require gun owners to have a license or permit to carry them. What about a law that requires gun owners to obtain permission to carry a gun, even in a school zone?
We should be ashamed of this country! Instead of focusing on all of the good things that the 2nd Amendment has