To the editor:
The recent frantic political, activity over the questions of gun ownership brings to mind the original purpose of "the right of the people, to have and bear arms." It was not for self-protection, not for hunting, not for target shooting but we recognize that they are also ancillary provisions. But the original intent was to allow the person to take back the government from one that was tyrannical.
There has been recently a push by some groups to allow for those convicted of a felony to have their voting rights restored. I find it quizzical that someone who was convicted of a crime be allowed their constitutional right to vote restored and yet deny that same constitutional right for gun ownership given that both are protected by The Bill of Rights.
What about taxing ammunition? This could be compared to a poll tax!
It therefore begs the questions are some rights guaranteed under the Constitution/Bill of Rights more important than others? If so, how would you rank them?
It appears that no one wants their bull gored.
As for making gun owners obtain insurance: a better case is to have insurance against poorly performing politicians.
Joseph L. Kibitlewski, PhD.