Josh Ruffin’s second amendment article (2/21/13) was a journalistic masterpiece. He clearly explained the meaning and intent of the Constitution’s second amendment. The second amendment was not meant to give private citizens the right to own a gun. Right wing gun fanatics and manufacturers use that as a marketing strategy to increase gun sales. Gun manufacturers care nothing about individual rights, freedom or the well being of society. Private citizens gunning down private citizens induces fear and leads to more gun sales. Now, society is less safe. To them it’s all about the dollar.
In reality, gun advocates have more to fear from their neighbor than the government. Ninety-nine percent of gun crimes are committed by hateful, criminally minded, emotionally unstable private citizens. A tyrannical government conspiring to disarm all private citizens is a myth.
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