Letter to the Editor

Sheriff Mosher has correct interpretation of Second Ammendment rights.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Dear Editor:

This letter is in response to Pat Perkins July 2, Letter to the Editor in regards to our

Vernon County Sheriff, Jason Mosher, and his letters condoning the private ownership of "assault" weapons.

First, I'd like to state that Vernon County could not ask for a better, more dedicated protector of our residents than what we have in Sheriff Mosher. He's well studied in the meaning of true freedom, our U.S. Constitution, and in particular our Second Amendment rights. "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." (Emphasis mine)

What part of "shall not be infringed" do some folks not understand? It is no one's business what type of firearm a law-abiding citizen prefers to own. Any firearm that is in the hands of a law-abiding citizen is certainly in a safe zone with respect to other law-abiding citizens. This may only be of great concern to those who would seek to harm said individual, as it should be.

People who believe in gun ownership generally have a weapon to suit different needs. In the case of an attack on American soil, which incidentally, has become more and more of a concern of late if you keep up on current events, an "assault" rifle may be one's only chance of survival. "Assault" rifles are what the enemy would surely bring against us.

To take up arms with anything less would likely prove futile and would be akin to taking a knife to a gunfight.


Laurel A. Vance