In defense of guns

To the Editor:
As unrelenting as Frank Wessling’s editorials are in promoting the eroding of our Second Amendment rights (April 19, Aug. 2, 9 and 23), I am unrelenting in defense of them. The Second Amendment of the Constitution was adopted to guarantee citizens the means to protect themselves and this Republic from the government, invading armies, as well as from criminals. The use of guns for hunting and sporting purposes is a natural given.
I pray that we never have to use guns to protect ourselves from our government or invading armies, but the possibility seems to grow. We all realize that we need protection from criminals.
I learned something from the verbal “trip to the woodshed” by the Secular Franciscans; they could not or would not resort to force against another, even to save lives.
I admire their adherence to principle, but disagree with the stance.
Myles Miller
Sigourney

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