Not that easy

Here we go again, another election and the Democrats are going to take your guns. At a recent Trump rally, Trump said, “if Joe Biden is elected he will take your guns and your Second Amendment rights.”

If Biden is elected he can’t do either one!

So once again Trump has lied to us. Or perhaps he really doesn’t know any better, for he definitely isn’t a scholar of our constitution. This is a tactic used to get you to focus on guns rather than the bread and butter issues that affect you and your family’s daily lives.

I’m 80 years old and have been hearing this bs for over 60 years. I have been a hunter since I was a boy. Many many years ago I examined the U.S. Constitution to evaluate my right to own a gun. So what did I find out? Amendment 2 of the original Bill of Rights of the Constitution says “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.”

So, to take away these rights that Trump implies, look at Article V of the Constitution.

“The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this constitution, or, on the application of the legislation of two-thirds of the several states shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution when ratified by the legislature of three-fourths of the several states.”

So it is virtually impossible to eliminate your Second Amendment rights.

The framers of the Constitution purposely made it hard to put through an amendment.

The U.S. Constitution is harder to amend than any other Constitution in history.

If Biden is elected and Democrats flip the Senate, I think it’s possible to see some changes in our gun laws, such as background checks and restrictions on magazines and military assault weapons. Parents of children killed in mass school shootings are pushing these changes and the majority of Americans favor them.

Trump continually attacks our democracy and our election process (much to the delight of Putin). Bottom line is, as long as we are able to preserve our democracy and Constitution, we will keep our guns. The truth matters. Vote Biden Nov. 3.

Gary Cochran

New Matamoras


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