- Northern Illinois to get $8.3 million for state construction projects
- Tree-lighting festival kicks off holiday season in Machesney Park
- Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location
- Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season
- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
- Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement
- Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress
- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
- Cold snap does not negate global warming
Support open carry for legal gun owners
I support the right to bear arms. I am insulted that while some Americans have permission to carry concealed, the actual sight of my weapon of choice is a problem to our government!
I was told recently that to carry a gun open in public, like at the library or doctor’s office, should not be allowed because it would frighten people. The carry concealed rule is easier to live with because no one sees the gun, and they don’t have to look at it. So, because it makes you uncomfortable, it should be against the law?
“… the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”!
In the ’50s and ’60s even, it was against the law for black-skinned Americans to sit outside a color circle. Because it made people uneasy, and it scared some, black Americans could not have a gun, or even vote, or own property, even though the Civil War was a great decider in that area.
The Declaration of Independence listed many injustices to the people by the government then that are currently being done to the people by our government today!
What part of “shall not be infringed” don’t YOU understand?
Daniel Robert Smyth
From the July 30-Aug. 5, 2014, issue