THIS IS A SHOCKING RESPONSE TO MY PLEA TO OUR NC SENATOR ELLIE KINNIARD IN STOPPING THE GUN BAN LEGISLATION, received at 9:06 am this morning 1/25/13!"Senator Kinnaird:Please diligently help to stop all legislation banning weapons of any type including high capacity magazines and assault weapons, and any management of ammunition. The move that the president and other colleagues of yours to push the ban through as quickly as possible is a clear attack on our 2nd amendment and the constitution!Sincerely,Jay Anderson"Thank you for your message against gun controls. I appreciate the information you provided. My objection is that there are virtually no controls on the millions of guns that get into the wrong hands - kids in city ghettos who have no moral standards and respond to impulse and bad environments. Or guns in homes where they are accessible to children who shoot them by accident, or even use them on their own family members; accidents in which adults shoot children, or use them to kill children, or the easy killing by suicide with guns. In countries where guns are not available to the general population, there are very, very few such tragedies. Just look at the statistics. The greatest number of gun violence is not from mass shootings by mentally ill people, but just the sheer numbers of carelessly or malevolently used guns.As to the Second Amendment. I believe that was wrongly decided by the U. S. Supreme Court. First, it overturned 100 years of gun decisions that it is not a personal right to bear arms, but only a right of the Militia, which is a military branch -- along with the land and naval forces. I cite the following: Article I, Section 8, 15. "The Congress shall have power: . .. To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions"; Section 8, 16. "To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, . . .according to the discipline prescribed by Congress." This is in the same section as Congress' authority over the army and navy.Amendment V: ". . . except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia when in actual service . . . " Finally, is the Supreme Court ever wrong? Yes and in big ways. It upheld slavery in the Dred Scott decision, and in Plessy v. Ferguson it enshrined segregation.Sen. Ellie Kinnaird
Idiot. I'll post this separately and thanks. She needs to move to New York with the rest of the Collectivists.