Peoples forum: No more government intrusion on the rights of gun owners
Posted: 01/13/2013 at 1:15 am
My experience in 79 years of living in this great land has taught me there is a strong need to have in the possession of responsible people the right to own and use firearms of any nature as yet unrestricted by government. With that I say, “No more intrusions needed from government.”
I was trusted by the U.S. government to carry and use .30-caliber carbines (service time four years).
I was just out of the service when a police officer was downed by two men, whereupon I stepped in and was noted for perhaps saving his life at the risk of my own. Threats were made against me and family. We had two small children at that time. The police made it clear that I should be prepared to protect myself and family as it was impossible for them to always be near.
My mother at age 90 fended off two intruders with her gun. The Cass County, Mich., Sheriff’s Department apprehended the two after another break-in nearby.
My wife and I, sleeping upstairs, were awakened once by four intruders — two at the door of our home, one by the corner of the garage and one in the getaway car nearby. My handgun sent them running. Police were notified and arrived — about 20 minutes later.
Good people should not have to be concerned about owning any firearm that is now legal. Bad people will always have guns; making honest Americans the victims of irrational people as well as irrational gun laws inflicted by a government that is clearly not thinking.
Donald H. Pound