On this date in 1775, brokers of the king of England despatched troops against his personal topics in Concord, Mass. The objective: Seize the colonial military’s guns and head off the riot that may change into the American Revolution. In the following 12 months, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, which places forth the prerequisites during which a other people will have to “throw off” tyrannical govt. He mentioned other people have now not handiest the proper, however the responsibility to take action.
Now our nation is embroiled in a heated argument as as to whether or now not we as voters will care for our talent to throw off a diseased govt. And it sounds as if that the individuals are foolishly keen to surrender this treasured liberty by means of gutting the Second Amendment.
Will a long run disaster propel every other Hitler-like monster into energy? Could he inherit, as did Hitler, a countrywide gun registry? Will there be extra genocide? There had been a minimum of 8 in the 20th century. What will prevent that from going down right here?
Will long run American generations inherit the talent to keep an eye on govt? Or will they be given a Bill of Rights and not using a proper to protect their rights?
Duane Smith, Salt Lake City