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9:11 AM Sun, Nov. 18th

Letter: Infringe what?


“The Right To Keep and Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed.” Eleven words with great meaning from the short but easy to understand Second Amendment to the Constitution. Nowhere does it say, “Unless you are on a prohibited possessor list.” All free U.S. Citizens have the right to “Keep and Bear Arms” and any attempt to “infringe” on that right is a violation of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, period!

The President cannot change the Constitution or the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Supreme Court cannot change or amend the U.S. Constitution. Only a two-thirds approval by the U.S. House and Senate followed by a three-fourths approval vote of the states or, a Constitutional Convention called by two-thirds of the legislatures of the states, after which any amendments must then be approved by three-fourths of the states can do so.

If someone is deemed to be too dangerous to possess a firearm, they should not be free in our society. Why does our justice system send people that they consider to be a danger to society out into society so they can wreak havoc on law-abiding, innocent citizens? The majority of violent crimes are being committed by people that are on parole or probation and most likely prohibited from possessing a firearm.

It is a “no brainer” as far as I am concerned. If a person can’t own a gun because they are a danger to society, keep them locked away from society. This would end the whole background check argument and save the lives and mental well-being of a lot of innocent victims and their families.

Mark Hopkins

Chino Valley