Second Amendment should be further encouraged

Monday , December 24, 2012 - 12:20 PM

Donald K. Watson

Editor,

The recent carnage of slaughter in the Sandy Hook massacre is overwhelming evidence that gun-control laws do not work. Additionally, the practice of herding defenseless victims into locked-down, gun-free killing zones only works for the killers among us. These laws should immediately be revoked.

Albert Einstein said; "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Incited by most media, citing scary cosmetic looks, high-capacity magazines and misidentifying standard weapons as "assault weapons," the proposals of some of your colleagues, which call for more of what is known to not work, should be recognized and rejected as grief-induced insanity. Other reasonable measures, which have been proven to work, should instead be considered.

The God-given, Supreme Court reinforced, individual "rights" of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution need to be encouraged. Every law-abiding U. S. Citizen—especially teachers and staff—should have the opportunity to be trained to recognize, engage and stop criminal action with appropriate interdiction.

December 14, 2012, Steward Rhodes—founder of Oath Keepers—says: "Federal Government is a guilty accomplice in school shooting in Newtown Connecticut." As of December 16th, Oath Keepers is offering free, nationwide, self-defense and firearms training to teachers.

It should be noted that Utah Law already recognizes that citizens, with CCW permits, have the right to carry a gun in public schools and institutions of higher education. I am therefore requesting that each of our legislators work to make this Utah law the uniform law of the land—in compliance with the United States Constitution—for the liberty and sustained good of our nation. If desired, states may recognize more freedom.

Donald K. Watson



Kaysville

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