Parents worried about children's safety aren't hypocrites

2013-02-05T01:00:00Z 2013-02-05T09:44:05Z Parents worried about children's safety aren't hypocrites nwitimes.com
February 05, 2013 1:00 am

As a longtime supporter of our Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Gettysburg Address, I thought I understood our English language.

Jennifer Feeney has a beautiful letter ("Who will stand up for those who have no voice?," Jan. 17).

A parent who cares about school safety for children is not a hypocrite, nor is a parent desiring safety of unborn children proven to be as obviously human as those born.

The Second Amendment wording, "a well-regulated (disciplined) militia being necessary for the security of a free people," does not advocate possession of assault weapons or even guns for everyone.

It is tragic we need militia, especially for our schools. God's good creation is killed with every murder, every violent act of destruction.

- Ann W. Ferris, Valparaiso

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