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Updated: 02/01/2013 07:59:26AM

A view on gun control and the Second Amendment

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By PAIGE WEEKS

Guest Columnist

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Often people who don’t hunt, target shoot, collect or own firearms ask why they should care if the Second Amendment is revoked or curtailed. The attitude is often, “Why should I care? This doesn’t affect me.”

Many people say the Founders never meant for people to have military-style weapons. The intent was exactly that. In 1791, the people had just fought a war with the monarchy that sought to control every aspect of their lives. People who had traveled to the America to pray, govern, work and prosper as they saw fit were now burdened under a government that took away their liberties, sought to disarm them and taxed them without giving them a voice. That government sought to make sanctioned religions superior to those that were not and used illegal means to silence their critics; that government took wealth from hardworking, successful people and sought to redistribute it to others.

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