Protect our country
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“… Being necessary to the security of a free state ….” is the defining phrase of the Second Amendment. When our forefathers wrote the Constitution, they were concerned about this fragile democracy’s ability to resist takeover by a strong central government. Therefore, they specifically included the Second Amendment to ensure that the citizens could adequately overcome any oppressive attempt to establish a totalitarian government.

The recent movement to ban the so-called assault weapon is nothing more than another step towards reducing our strength to oppose unacceptable change. Assault weapons account for only 4 percent of the gun deaths in this country, and the gun-control people know this. What is the real reason they do not want citizens to have an effective defense weapon?

Left-wing Democrats want to disarm the general population and take control of business. This plan is not new. It has been successfully used by many tyrants and dictators throughout history, even to the present day. First, in a false pretense to provide a safe and secure environment, guns are banned except for the police and military. Second, in an effort to build the economy, the government takes control of all business. Third, to better inform and educate the public, the government assumes control of all media sources and effectively eliminates free speech. Finally, anyone who opposes the new order is quickly labeled as a traitor and jailed or put to death for treason.

Tens of millions of people have fallen prey to this system. It is called communism and it is alive and well in this country. The reason millions of people are arming themselves is to protect this democracy from those who seek to replace it with a socialist form of government. For those who are unaware, socialism is the middle step in the transition to communism. Our forefathers fought to establish the greatest country in the history of the world, and we must fight to preserve it.

Dennis A. Reaves
Oxford
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