I thank God that Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and President Barack Obama failed to take away our guns.
I thank God for the wisdom of the framers of the U.S. Constitution that gave us the right to bear arms to resist the British from boarding troops in our homes and burning our homes and farms when it suited the British army. The constitution provided us the basis for arms with which to protect our families from evil highwaymen, from beasts as big as chestnut trees, dangers from the far-flung frontier and of course to feed our families. Today, as yesterday, we live in a dangerous world.
It is obvious that Manchin and Obama cannot or will not protect us from terrorists, either from the east, or from the distant west, or even from our own homeland. It is also obvious our ultimate safety is self-reliance and self-protection. The only sure way to keep our precious children and wives safe are with weapons to ward off terrorists who are roaming our streets and who are killing and maiming us.
All I can say is thank God for the U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment that gives authority to the people, the right to possess and retain arms for the people's common defense.
Duane Borchers Sr.