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Letter: Time for a history lesson indeed

This is a rebuttal to the June 28 letter “Second Amendment needs to evolve.”

The U.S. Constitution was written when quills and ink wells were in use. Does this mean we need to have the First Amendment evolve as well as the Second? How could you write your opinions? How could you read your email?

Seems similar to the evolution of muskets to rifles to me. After any violation of multiple other laws, such as murdering people in a terrorist attack, for example, an attack on inanimate objects is performed.

A whole group of Americans and the National Rifle Association, for example, is attacked as if they had something to do with it. The NRA is supported by millions of rifle owners around the country, so by default you are blaming them.

Both amendments contain rights not expressly stated and they both accommodate technology change. Both are for the preservation of liberty and civic virtue. Saying that no common sense is allowed when it comes to gun laws, is false. We have many laws and none of them would have stopped recent attacks by people who hate us for just being us. We need to quit arguing with each other and look at real problems, terrorism and militant extremism. Our Founding Fathers were smart and knew technology advanced. The Federalist Papers and other writings prove where their minds were at when our Constitution was designed.

Maybe it is time to revisit history instead of making false accusations based on feelings and not common sense.

Michael Sanders

Cedar Rapids


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