Cumberland Times-News

March 21, 2013

Second Amendment was written to protect the populace

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— Senator: I urge you to stop this nonsense on gun control. I agree that the killings need to stop, but this will not stop a single death and likely will cause more as some will not have the ability to defend themselves.

You claim you have studied the Constitution and I respect that.

We all should from time to time. I also strongly urge you to read James Madison’s papers on the subject which give ample and precise background as to why the Second Amendment was written and why it was inserted so near the top.

Its purpose is to prevent exactly what you are attempting to do on gun control. It is to protect the populace from a tyrannical government, which is precisely what you are attempting to establish, knowingly or unknowingly.

Please, obey the law of the land and stop trying to circumvent it. It’s there for all of our protection.

Karl F. Schulte Sr.

Chambersburg, Pa.