Little understanding showed in column

OlympiaFebruary 19, 2013 

I feel compelled to respond to the column by Martha Pierce. She apparently feels that the justices of the United States Supreme Court do not properly understand the Second Amendment. She might review their most recent review of the subject wherein they reaffirmed the intent of individual rights.

She has identified the National Rifle Association as a lobbying organization for gun manufacturers. Strangely, the 90-100 million U.S. gun owners tend to view the NRA as lobbying on their behalf.

She apparently feels that the 800,000 deer hunters in Michigan, for example, should be quite content to have their deer rifles locked up at a club except during deer season. She implies that a similar system is working well in England. Having spoken to or corresponded with fellow hunters from England, I don’t think they would agree with her.

Her piece is her opinion, I can accept it as such, but I believe she is expressing opinion without much understanding of the issues.

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