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Letter to the editor: Progressivism 'bull in the china shop'

| Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 9:00 p.m.

Nayyar Ahmed's anti-Second Amendment letter “Culture of guns” wrongly says America is “no longer defined by a culture of sports, education or Hollywood but by a culture of guns, animosity and xenophobia.” “Americanism” defines this nation, with God endowing each of us with unalienable rights while the Declaration, Constitution and Bill of Rights enshrines them based on individual liberty.

Strategically placed, the Second Amendment protects against a tyrannical government, ensuring our status as citizens rather than subjects. The Bill of Rights is not a la carte — if you want to retard liberty via “gun reform,” propose a constitutional amendment to either amend or repeal it.

Newly discovered data from the CDC proves guns are used defensively by victims about 3.6 times as often as they were used by criminals offensively. An uncomfortable fact for liberals is you are the first responder and responsibility for your own protection resides with you.

Discovering political activism after the Parkland massacre, the “awakened youth” were shamelessly exploited to hijack the tragedy and demonize the NRA, gun owners and the Second Amendment. Logic, reasoning and the Bill of Rights itself — not grief masking and advancing anti-gun zealotry — must be the sole determinate in all matters of the Constitution.

The “bull in the china shop” is not guns but progressivism and is exponentially more destructive. With 112 genders to now choose from and secretary of State nominees publicly questioned about sodomy, Ahmed's manufactured worry over “guns, animosity and xenophobia” pale next to the left's cultural Marxist assault on the Republic and our natural rights.

Steven Donnelly


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