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Rights vs. safety

| Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

The battle continues between constitutional rights and saving lives.

The Second Amendment has come under attack again in response to a string of violent massacres. The tragedies that occurred are just pure evil and, as a parent, my heart goes out to the parents of those murdered children.

President Obama went on television live from Sandy Hook and made the statement that we should not let our constitutional rights stand in the way of our safety and saving lives.

With that being said, look at what has happened in the name of safety and saving lives to our Fourth Amendment rights against illegal search and seizure after the Sept. 11 attacks. We now have 90-year-old grandmothers and infants being strip-searched at Transportation Safety Administration checkpoints.

Where do you think this will go if Obama and his cohorts get their way with our Second Amendment?

Our Constitution is the foundation of our country and should not be changed for any reason — including safety. In essence, the Constitution itself ensures our safety.

If the government is so concerned about saving lives, stop the government funding of Planned Parenthood, which has killed millions of babies by performing abortions.

It's time to stop the hypocrisy and wake up to what is really happening to this great nation of ours.

Ron Pfaff Jr.


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