Letter: Constitutional Misinterpretation
To the Editor:
Mr. Gray’s letter regarding the Second Amendment in Nov. 29 Valley News made the same mistake of misinterpreting the Constitution as Supreme Court justices, the NRA and many politicians.
The Founding Fathers wrote the Second Amendment to fight in the future the invading British Army from Canada, with the help of armed militia. If the Founding Fathers wanted to arm every American with a gun, they would have written the Second Amendment as follows: “ Every American will have the right to bear arms.” They would not have talked about armed militia to protect the young country.
Instead, our country is armed to the teeth, causing carnage in our streets, our places of worship, shopping centers, movie theaters, and schools. We already have a well armed militia (the U. S. Army) to defend our freedom, and we don’t need any more guns.
Sikhar N. Banerjee