The Norman Transcript

May 11, 2013

Gun rights are an important part of America


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Editor, The Transcript:

I am very proud to be an American. We are fortunate that we as a nation may witness great men and women that step forward when a crisis is on the horizon, to stop men and women of lesser caliber from splintering our foundation.

Surely these people of lesser caliber must know that our Second Amendment is the strengthening reinforcement rod installed by truly great men, the concrete of our United States of America’s foundation. If you keep chipping away at that foundation, one day the house will fall.

But just when we think there’s no more heroes, great men and women, like David Keene, Tom Coburn, Wayne LaPierre, Mary Fallin, James W. Porter, Lindsey Graham, Christopher Cox and John McCain, and millions of U.S. citizens, will stand and fight all of those of communist intent and a dictator that wants to rob us of our freedoms.

Our president swore under oath to uphold our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, but looks like he wants to destroy our rights. Well, Mr. President, I don’t live in an Obama nation (thanks Bill Logan). I live in the American nation.

Some say that we have lost our moral compass. I say to all of you to whom this letter is directed at, I don’t think you have a lick of common sense. If you want to meet in the middle, then don’t lie about things on CNN and tell the American people that universal background checks will not usher in forced gun registration by law-abiding Americans.

Since it is my right to keep and bear arms, it is not necessary for the government to know what kind or how many firearms I have. And stop lying when you tell the public that weapons of war are for sale at gun shows and gun stores in this country. Semi-auto guns are not weapons of war. Full-auto guns are only available to law enforcement, military and a few class 2 license holders. It makes me feel comfortable when I go to Wal-Mart in Norman and I see someone with a gun strapped to their side.

I know the concealed carry permit a person has is hard to get (finger prints, extensive background checks and deemed to be of sound emotional state of mind by the O.S.B.I.) and I am glad the National Rifle Association has the ability to make a viable, political impact.

At this time I must reflect on powerful words installed in me as a child on the Eastern Plains of Colorado: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands. One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Indivisible.

If we stand together and find common ground, we can solve any problems we might face.

A divided nation will bring on a big problem. I have heard some in power say confiscation was not off the table. The big problem I spoke of is that confiscation will bring the militia to the table. We will stand and fight. To the last round and the last magazine.

So stop the lies. If you can’t be good, then be good at it (that means, if you’re going to lie, at least make it sound good). When the president and all of Congress declare themselves “gun free zones” (buried their heads in the sand and leave their assess out for the kicking), then maybe they will realize that it will not work for our children as well.

And if you don’t want to live in a gun-friendly state, then might I suggest the western plains of Texas.

EARL HERFURTH

Norman