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Letter to the editor: Enemies of the Second Amendment

So now we have an age-old gun manufacturer, Colt, capitulating to the leftist/socialist movement to chip away at the Second Amendment by stopping the sale of its AR-15 rifle to civilian customers (“Colt suspends production of AR-15 for civilian market.”) This is typical of businesses folding to the pressures of gun-control politics, like Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

However, I don’t blame them, as there is even a more dangerous enemy of the Second Amendment than the federal/state governments: trial lawyers. These manufacturers of “assault style” rifles (and any guns) are constantly under the threat of wrongful death lawsuits by politically charged district attorneys or attorneys general (insert Josh Shapiro here).

It doesn’t stop there. Private citizens are now afraid to defend their property/self/family against assailants due to the threat of wrongful death lawsuits by the perpetrators (i.e., the “victims”). Even if you are found not liable in civil court, you will be ruined financially by paying for your legal defense. This is why we need to enact “loser pays all” in civil liability suits, so that legal gun users should never be afraid to defend themselves. If this threat of financial ruin isn’t an infringement on the Second Amendment, I don’t know what is.

Greg Massung

North Huntingdon

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