M. Jordan: It’s a people issue


I am tired of reading about people’s interpretation of the Second Amendment. The amendment reads “A 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.”

Some are indicating that refers to the National Guard. I find that naive. The whole purpose for a militia is to protect us from tyrannical rule, both foreign and domestic. The last time I checked, the National Guard is run by the government. That defeats the purpose and cannot be considered a militia.

I am appalled and shocked by what happened in Connecticut. It was an act of a criminal and coward. That person killed his mother and stole the guns. That makes him a murderer and a thief.

The premise still applies, if you take the guns away from the law-abiding citizens, only the criminals will have them and people will not be able to defend themselves.

If you look at what happened — the gun did not go to the school and start shooting — it was the person behind the gun.

What is being discussed about banning the high volume clips and banning certain weapons is an insult to the memory of those children. That will solve nothing. It is just a way to make people feel better about themselves.

People shouldn’t be fooled by the media and politicians. It is not a gun control issue; it is a people issue.

Michael Jordan, Auburn