I read with interest David Snow's letter wherein he expressed support for citizens having to justify to government their need for a firearm, and then obtain permission, prior to exercising their Second Amendment rights. Would Mr. Snow similarly support a requirement that he justify a need, and obtain government permission prior to exercising his First Amendment rights, by writing a letter to your paper? Somehow I doubt it.

Glen Koontz

Berryville

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ramrodd

was my last comment rejected?

ramrodd

a site of moderation

ramrodd

The 2nd Amend is a RESTRICTIVE admendment. It states such in the Preamble to Bill of Rights. the 2A does not grant nor convey any right, but RESTRICTS and PROHIBITS the government from infringing upon this enumerated, pre-existing, God given right.

Chris 22602

I’ve never been able to find the Bible verse where God gives us a right to bare arms. Can you share those scriptures with me? I’m genuinely curious to read them.

ramrodd

Jesus and self defense..
The Second Amendment has Biblical Natural Law foundation. Our Lord said in Luke 11:21, “When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace.” In Luke 22:35, 36 He said, “He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.” The principle of armed self-defense is redundant throughout the scriptures in both testaments. Genesis 14, Esther 8 and 9, and Revelation 13:10 are good places to start. In fact, Revelation 13:10 is an extended commentary on the words of Jesus to Simon Peter in the Garden of Gethsemane when Christ told Peter to put up (not give up) his sword in Matthew 26:52. No passage of Scripture has been more egregiously misinterpreted (except Romans 13*) than this passage in Matthew.

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