Tuesday letters: No reason to register guns

April 16, 2013 

— The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

As a simple country boy and a disabled Vietnam veteran, I believe that our government has no right at all to require us to register guns. I believe the word “infringed” speaks for itself, because when this amendment was ratified on Dec. 15, 1791, no guns were registered to citizens.

I believe it would be unconstitutional to pass a gun registration law that would override the Second Amendment.

John H. Bethea

Marion

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