There's no right to take away guns
In response to Jim Wood’s Dec. 21 letter to the editor ("Basic principles for gun owners"), he has the freedom and the right to ask anything he wants in this country. However, let’s not forget that the right to bear arms was given to us by our forefathers in the Constitution of the United States and that our soldiers defend us with guns and die by guns to give him the right to express his opinion.
He does not have the right to take my guns away. Let’s think back to when Hitler disarmed his people and then rounded them up and slaughtered them. They had no way to defend themselves.
Criminals and the mentally ill people will always find a way to commit a crime. Cars kill people so why don’t we ban them? Airplanes kill people so why don’t we ban them? Guns are not the issue, people are.
It also seems that Wood has an issue with a woman having an assault rifle. That is her right and not his to judge. What happened could have happened whether the owner of the gun was a woman or a man.
We don’t need more gun regulations. We need more educated people and a little stricter background check before you buy a gun, not regulations that take my right to carry and own a gun.
Just like Wood has the right to express his opinion about being afraid of guns, I have the right to carry one.