LETTER:Gun legislation

Have you seen what our state is up to?

Those large-capacity magazines they restricted recently, well now the ones left are going to be restricted as to where you can take them, mostly only on your own property.

Then too, you will need a permit to participate in your constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.

Assault weapons are on the chopping block too, except to law enforcement and military.

The legislature found that these weapons are most useful in military service and statistically are not used in self defense and therefore the general public shouldn’t have them.

The Second Amendment says “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.”

People and our own legislators say that doesn’t mean military-style weapons.

In the Supreme Court’s 1939 Miller case, the attorneys for the United States argued that the Second Amendment protects only the ownership of military-type weapons appropriate for use in an organized militia.

No one with authority has ever said you actually have to be in a militia.

It says that you have the right to own those guns should the need to create one arise.

Our state is pushing legislation that defies history, law, and the freedom of ourselves and our country.

Our elected representatives are not concerned with what is “necessary to the security of a free state” or for our individual rights.

Vote them out.

Mark A. White

Port Angeles