SOUND OFF DELAWARE: Second amendment safe?

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Readers reacted to a weekend letter to the editor headlined “Despite contrary, the 2nd Amendment is safe” by Will Gillespie that appeared in Saturday’s Delaware State News.

• Speaking of deceit. Google the NRA’s funding sources. The bulk of the NRA’s funding comes from the 5 million-plus dues-paying members. It is a gun grabber’s fake news that they are funded by gun manufacturers/dealers. “Comprehensive background checks” means regulating sales between private individuals. Unless you are going to rely on the honor system, this will only work if all firearms and their owners are registered in a database. Everyone knows that registration proceeds confiscation.Also, people across this country are having to turn in their sporting rifles because of laws banning them. The 2nd Amendment is already being heavily infringed. — Jim Price

• The radical leftist version of peace runs through a powerful central government and total elimination of firearms from the planet. They know it’s an impossible path and they don’t give a hoot about the criminals because they don’t vote. Leftists have abandoned their soothing pleas for conversation and now have announced their clear and ultimate goal of confiscation. In the past, they stopped short of the extreme because they knew firearms owners wouldn’t tolerate confiscation without unimaginable fury. They don’t seem to care anymore. They’re no longer willing to temporarily settle for controlling little things like bayonet lugs, ammunition taxes, bullet shapes and so on.

They abandoned compromise because they know the people have caught on to their little flimflam. But they still must first have universal background checks that are impossible to regulate without universal registration. What they need first is background checks on transfers between mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, uncles, cousins, friends, and neighbors. They’re after inheritances, bequeaths, gifts and sales of inherited collections, however small they are. They need universal registration because it fundamentally transforms 120 million owners into dependents. Once they know who the owners are, they’ll choose which of them are allowed to be licensed. It’s the consummate entitlement. — Jim Price

• Why does the DSN allow letters like this to be printed? — Timmy Harmon

• It’s called the First Amendment! — Diane Kurz Henneberg

• If I wrote a letter proposing re-establishing slavery, would that be printed? Some people find attacking other constitutional rights offensive also. — Jim Price

• No one’s coming for your guns except all these leftist socialist communist progressives liberals who are now saying they are in fact coming for all the guns. Meanwhile Nancy Pelosi is calling for an uprising. Antifa uses socialist tactics to bully those with a dissenting voice, and BLM groups are burning down the cities and neighborhoods. I’m supposed to give up a means to protect myself and my family all because the left says I can put all my trust into the state and they obviously know what’s better for me and my family? No dice. Seems to me the left is the problem and they are to blind to see it. — Shawn Knox

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