Letter: Liberals don’t understand Second Amendment

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 24, 2019

There’s an old saying that goes, “Don’t wee-wee down my back and tell me it’s raining.”

The late comedian Jerry Clower would say, “Many people are educated beyond their common sense.”

It seems like I’ve spent half my life correcting misguided or dishonest liberals about the Second Amendment. My case in point is Roger Barbee’s “My Turn” published Sunday (“Tools advance from rocks to bricks to guns”).

So, for the umpteenth time, here it goes.

Don’t need an “AR-15 for deer hunting,” he said.

The Second Amendment has absolutely nothing to do with deer rifles, and it doesn’t have anything to do with “joining a militia.” The Second Amendment simply allows the arming of citizens to form militias in case Democrats like Beto O’Rourke attempt to take over the country.

Barbee stated, “One needs an arsenal to be an honest militia.” He’s missing the point, which is there’s a world of difference between having law enforcement or military personnel confiscate squirrel rifles rather than AR-15s. Squirrel rifles would shed very little innocent blood, while
blood would flow in the streets from the unconstitutional seizure of 20 million AR-15s.

After 20 years in the Army, I assure you that you’re going to have a really tough time getting soldiers or law enforcement to mow down legally armed U.S. citizens. That great deterrent is exactly why the Second Amendment is functional.

Mr. Barbee says he “knows of no one wanting to take our guns.” Apparently he has never heard of Heller vs. D.C. That Supreme Court case dealt with the individual right to possess a gun. We just squeaked by with a 5-4 decision, as the four liberal justices wrote scathing dissents against our constitutional right.

It’s ironically sad that I may die some day defending the lives of unarmed liberals.

— Randy Biggerstaff