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Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

May 2, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Gun rights: Keep Second Amendment, just stop distorting its meaning

Jerry Large is well-intentioned but off the mark [“Common sense calls for repeal of Second Amendment,” Local News, May 1].

The Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms, but explicitly for the purpose of maintaining a “well-regulated militia” — just read the text.

It certainly does not allow crazy “guns everywhere” policies as Republicans and the NRA falsely claim.

The Second Amendment is fine as written, but it has been grossly distorted by the current radical right-wing Supreme Court 5-4 majority.

Keep the Second Amendment, but vote out Republicans who distort the meaning of the Founding Fathers.

Michael Perlman, Seattle

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