LETTER: Supports Second Amendment

Tired of massacres?

Regulate violent behavior already.

I may not be an esteemed columnist for the New York Times, but I believe I understand the reason this nation’s founding fathers established the Second Amendment, and it wasn’t for hunting purposes.

By and large, law-abiding citizens own semi-automatic handguns and rifles for insurance in much the same way as one owns an insurance policy, to protect their person, their loved ones and their property.

This is not to argue against regulating firearms.

Access to firearms of any kind, not just semi-auto firearms, should be rigidly enforced, denying access to felons and those who exhibit a violent attitude toward others.

I strongly object, however, to denying law-abiding citizens access to firearms, semi-automatic or otherwise, in a manner consistent with the objectives of the Second Amendment.

Robert Rochon