Letters to the Editor

Letter: Founders' intent

The shootout between two armed and trained police officers and a single armed man on a city street in New York in broad daylight (“Nation Roundup,” Aug. 26) resulted in the wounding of nine bystanders and the death of the armed man.

Think for just a minute what would have taken place on that crowded city street if a couple more armed citizens whipped out their guns and started blazing away, or if it had happened in a crowded theater lobby where no one really knew who was shooting or at what.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think the authors of the Second Amendment had that in mind when they wrote that “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”