The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

December 23, 2012

Letters to the Editor 12/23/12



Diane Lehr,

Board of Directors

Spirit of Athens

Downtown Revitalization

2nd Amendment,

necessary and proper?

Dear Editor:

I am a gun owner. My family are gun owners, most of my friends are gun owners and we are all trained to standards.

I do not hunt and do not compete in target shooting events, I am not a gun collector, I own guns for one purpose, to defend myself, my family, my friends and neighbors if required from any threat that might occur, but most importantly I have guns for the reason our founders expressed over and over again, I keep and bear arms in defense of the of tyranny from a government that may rage out of control, that my fellow Americans is the Original Intent based on the Original Sources found in the Construction of the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution, an Amendment found necessary and proper to compact the Constitution and form the United States. Without this single safeguard this country would not have existed and will certainly not exist without. Yes indeed, my choice of weapons are very modern, very deadly semi-automatic fire military style platforms with very high capacity magazine and effective and accurate ammunition of the best quality and type for the most lethal effect.

Despite the horror of any event, I have absolutely no guilt for any criminal activity committed by anyone in use of the type and style weapon or ammunition I use. Our guns are a deterrent to those who would abuse the power of their office, a deterrent with the absolute reality of application if the threat occurs. But that deterrent holds down the potential to a manageable level and any legislation that reduces that defense creates potential for tyranny.

Friends, neighbors and fellow Americans, we are currently in a national crisis where we as a people are once again divided firmly and dangerously on many issues, any single issue has the potential to move rapidly into civil unrest or even civil war. May I suggest the 2nd Amendment is not negotiable as it clearly states “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” ...”Infringed,” an absolute legal word requiring absolute protection.


Rex Davis


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