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Dennis Slonka: Gun Rights The Basis of All Other Freedoms

In the past sev­er­al months, The Prov­i­dence Jour­nal has pub­lished about a half-dozen let­ters and com­men­taries from con­sti­tu­tion­al cognoscen­ti with a need to explain the Sec­ond Amend­ment to Rhode Islanders. All of them quote frag­ments but nev­er the entire amend­ment.

I would like to exer­cise my right to do the very same thing, quot­ing my cho­sen frag­ment which, inter­est­ing­ly, none of them have ever quot­ed. The Sec­ond Amend­ment says “the right of the peo­ple to bear arms shall not be infringed.” I read those words in my Con­sti­tu­tion and I believe in them. I do not need any­one with the hubris to state they “know” what was in the mind of the Found­ing Fathers to try to qual­i­fy those words with me.

Per­haps the Found­ing Fathers fore­saw that a gov­ern­ment that pur­pose­ly put guns into the hands of crim­i­nals, think “Fast and Furi­ous,” and weak­ly enforces the many firearm statutes already on the books may well need a respon­si­ble armed cit­i­zen­ry.

Some are appalled, just appalled that the Nation­al Rifle Asso­ci­a­tion spends mon­ey to defend the Sec­ond Amend­ment of the Con­sti­tu­tion. Along with mil­lions of Amer­i­cans, I glad­ly con­tribute to the Nation­al Rifle Asso­ci­a­tion and pray that it con­tin­ues to uphold this cor­ner­stone of our indi­vid­ual free­dom, a right that secures that free­dom and all of the oth­er rights enu­mer­at­ed in the amend­ments to the Con­sti­tu­tion.

Oth­ers decry the “cow­ardice” of our leg­is­la­tors for refus­ing to pass “com­mon­sense” leg­is­la­tion that infringes on the Sec­ond Amend­ment. Our leg­is­la­tors are uphold­ing the Con­sti­tu­tion and should be com­mend­ed for their courage in doing so.

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