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GUNS: 2nd Amendment could stand updating

Letter by Will W. Damrau, Lakewood on Feb. 19, 2013 at 2:26 pm | No Comments »
February 20, 2013 10:22 am

Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1816: “Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them, like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. I also know that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when he was a boy.”

The age of the musket has long been surpassed by the scientific improvements to the gun. The Second Amendment, which went into effect in 1791, has not kept pace with present-day advances. It may be time to update the amendment.

 

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