To the editor of THE EAGLE:
It is frustrating when I read Eagle editorials continuously pushing the point that the Second Amendment starts with the words "[a] well-regulated militia" in the hope of proving that the Founders disapproved of guns for individuals. This is misleading because if you read the entire Amendment, it ends with the words "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
The words "of the people" throughout the Constitution refer to an individual’s right. What else would The Eagle like to deprive us of? How about "the right of the people peaceably to assemble" -- the First Amendment. Or "the right of the people to be secure in their persons" -- the Fourth Amendment.
A well-regulated militia means that ordinary citizens have the right to pool their military-style weaponry to form militias that could someday fight against the government should it become tyrannical. It is un-American to regulate the Second Amendment to death. The Second Amendment was important to the Founders, and though we live in supposedly "civil" times, no doubt the future of the U.S. will not be civil.
The U.S. is headed for tumultuous times. President Obama has inherited a mantle of greatness but he is not a great man. Truth is, he is bankrupting this nation. Pandemonium will probably ensue. Some fools among us think themselves wiser than our Founders and want to but cannot repeal the Second Amendment, so instead they deceive people with the militia argument. And why wouldn’t they? After all, they think they are smarter than God! Why wouldn’t they think themselves wiser than the Founders, who were mere men?