Regarding J.B. Thomas’ Feb. 5 letter, “Read the Constitution”: Concerning the Constitution, you may also want to admonish the Supreme Court of the United States to “read it.”
The highest court in the land ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm, unconnected to service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-protection (District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570, 2008).
The Supreme Court, as it stands today, would most assuredly rule as you desire. Fortunately, it’s academic at this time. Then again, as you so eloquently stated, “we have different guidance for dealing with such issues.”
Executive decree, anyone?