Hunting and target shooting are asides to the purpose of our Second Amendment, which is to simply protect our form of government from totalitarianism.
The murder rate is down and dropping because protection of self and family are protected under the Second Amendment. But the style or looks of a gun is irrelevant — it spits out potential death — that’s relevant. Single shot or semi-automatic repeater is irrelevant, but full automatic is for war.
Let us concentrate on what may lead to a deranged mind and mayhem. Personal peace. Confidence in laws and the legislatures from which derived. Also the Supreme Court and some of their decisions that seem off the wall, becoming law on five to four decisions. Some of these people’s actions are enough to derange even a keen mind.
William E. Baer, USN/USAF Retired NCO