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Founders rolling over

Published January 23, 2013 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

In this age of polarization, I am totally right and anyone who disagrees with me is totally wrong! Let's quit acting like children.

Please remember some realities about "the right to bear arms" that existed in 1787: A "gun" — an "arm" to be "borne"— was a muzzle-loading device for hunting and self-defense. Today's weapons of crowd destruction have more similarities (in terms of destroying human life) to a cannon of 1787 than a gun.

James Madison and other champions of the Bill of Rights are probably rolling over in their graves at this debate over the right to bear a cannon!

I totally agree that "people kill people — not guns." This retired teacher agrees 100 percent that what's really needed is to change the people in this world — starting with you and me.

But if these monsters didn't have access to these modern-day cannons, a lot fewer people would be murdered by them. Can we please calm down and have an adult discussion?

David A McClay

Logan