My letter to the Oregonian newspaper this ayem:
I faithfully read the Letters page every day because I want to know what the Community is thinking and writing. Ever since the Newtown Massacre, I've been reading mostly letters from folks who are afraid of guns being in their lives, or people who have a political agenda including the un-making of the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
Overall, though, most of these letters ignore the "900-pound gorilla in the room", that being the undisputed fact that the Second Amendment is ALL and ONLY about maintaining a paramilitary force called Militia, capable of unseating the Federal Government if need be. The Right to keep and bear arms is about the right of the People to be armed, not for "sporting purposes" as the BATFE has concluded, but for preparing to conduct paramilitary operations with a "well-regulated militia". That right is absolute, "shall not be infringed".
In my military and law enforcement careers, I've sworn about ten oaths to preserve this Constitution, Nation and this State from it's enemies, foreign and domestic. I consider myself still bound by each oath. I am not alone.