Reading letters to the editor, I am struck by no mention of the Supreme Court.
In 2010, the United States Supreme Court upheld the Second Amendment, stating, “The Second Amendment provides Americans a fundamental right to bear arms, that cannot be violated by any federal, state or local government.” The Supreme Court is the highest authority in America. No one can go above their ruling.
They did state that “reasonable restrictions” could be applied by government. The Supreme Court will then decide whether any law passed is reasonable and does infringe on the basic right.
Any idea that this can be a slippery slope to confiscating all our guns is not reasonable and is just an attempt to scare people. Our guns are safe for us to use in our homes for protection and for hunting, etc.
Any other laws when passed will have to pass muster with the court before they become law.
Your reader who stated that seat belt laws were a slippery slope so taking away our guns would be also is silly (“A dangerous power,” Feb. 6). There’s nothing in the Constitution about seat belts.