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Editor:
You recently printed two letters that must be taken to task.

First: Your readers deserve better than the misleading allegations in “A misinterpretation of the Second Amendment,” Jan. 18.

The writer presented his opinion that the framers of the U.S. Constitution did not “intend” to protect the individual right to “keep and bear arms.”

He failed to provide any source material for his statements. Without doing so his views are of little value since he was not there when our Constitution was written.

Whatever his personal take on this is – we all know one thing – the wording “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” is there and its meaning as clear as a bell ringing.

The second letter that must be looked at is “Do simple and sensible things first,” Jan. 18.

This letter seemed well intended but in my opinion put forth some dangerous ideas. One was that gun owners should be “held accountable for their use or misuse.” Should owners of baseball bats, tire irons or kitchen knives be accountable for actions of others? Of course not.

The other unfortunate idea was that “assault” and “high capacity” weapons should be regulated.

Millions of Americans have weapons of all sizes and capacities and never misuse them. Infringing on their enumerated rights.

The use of terrible criminal activities to attempt to strip the rights of our citizens is crass political pandering at best and near treason at worst. There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution, other then the amendment process that gives any president, Congress or the Judiciary the power to touch our Bill of Rights.

G.P. Martin
Pinellas Park
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