GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

Letters/My View

August 19, 2013

Letter: Gun owners, don't be shy on Second Amendment

To the editor:

The other day, I took a ride up to my favorite gun shop.

I picked up some smokeless powder and three 100-count boxes of cast lead bullets that I had ordered about three months ago. They are premium cast bullets but are still a lot cheaper than copper jacketed and are very accurate for target shooting in my relatively low-velocity 19th century, lever-action hunting carbines.

The store personnel were very busy selling new guns. In fact, there were lines of gun buyers, on a Friday afternoon to boot. But as I headed back to my old Chevy at the very end of a full parking lot, I couldn’t help but notice the almost complete lack of emblems supporting the Second Amendment. But I see this all over the place, because it seems to me that very few gun owners openly support their supposed reverence for the Second Amendment.

Buying millions of guns out of fear of losing the right to keep and bear arms is not going to stop any further infringement. Freedom is lost when good people do not stand together and keep informed.

When the wolves get into the hen house they are going to eat the chickens — and that’s the bottom line.

CHARLIE FARO

North Andover

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters/My View

NDN Video
My name is Cocaine Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday Don't Be A Tattletale: Bad Bullying Tips For Students The trillest thoughts on marijuana "RHOA" Star Charged With Battery Grizzly Bears Get Snowy Birthday Party Weatherman draws forecast when another technical glitch strikes WGN Elizabeth Olsen's Sexy Shoot Bay Area Teen Gets Prom Date With Help From 'Breaking Bad' Star