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Passing more gun laws won’t stop the lunatics

I am really tired of reading the anti-Second Amendment nonsense that The News publishes constantly. Do just the least bit of research – for instance Federalist Paper 28 by Alexander Hamilton – and it is clear that the Second Amendment was meant to ensure the right of individuals to bear arms. Just which part of “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed” is it so hard to understand? There are over 20,000 gun laws on the books nationwide. Does anyone really think more laws will keep lunatics and criminals in check?

I also can’t understand why the left is going apoplectic over the idea of putting police officers into schools. This didn’t even originate with the National Rifle Association. I don’t remember liberals reacting this way when their beloved Bill Clinton announced grants that would put 400 officers in schools, and then requested an additional $60 million from Congress to fund more of the same. This is the height of hypocrisy, but what we’ve all come to expect from liberals at every turn.

I also think that we need to find a way to identify homicidal lunatics and get them off our streets forever! Even when they identify themselves by bludgeoning a grandmother to death, we put them away for only 17 years, then let them out to walk the streets and ambush valiant firefighters.

Finally, if one were really serious about solving a complex problem such as this, would you put the likes of Vice President Biden in charge of it?

Chuck Godfrey

Cheektowaga