Lesson from Katrina

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Shawn Freeburg of Arlington was dead-on in citing Nancy Lanza's failure to exercise "common-sense gun control." (See: "Gun control," March 8.)

Neither Richard Holsinger nor Bruce Jacobson seem to understand the Founding Fathers' motivation for the Second Amendment. However primitive the rifles were in 1776, they were equivalent to those used by the British troops.

The concern of the Founding Fathers was government tyranny, not hunting or even home defense.

Read the Third Amendment.

If you don't believe our own government will be tyrannical, you should check with the citizens of New Orleans.

The government set up roadblocks and confiscated weapons of law-abiding citizens evacuating New Orleans after Katrina.

The New Orleans police went door to door and confiscated weapons of those who stayed behind, thereby leaving them defenseless against looters.

The courts ruled that police had acted improperly.

-- James R. Anderson,

North Richland Hills

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