christopher.ingraham@washpost.com

Christopher,

Re: British – Red Coats and understanding the 2nd Amendment

It sounds like you know a lot about American history while working in Washington of all places, as a journalist.  If the British Army (red coats) were the American colonists standing army as some might want to believe then please explain how the American Revolution (1775-83) would’ve ever gotten started?  Remember that the Red Coats had the guns, we (George Washington and the founding fathers didn’t) because the British were “protecting” us.

Amendment II

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

The Second Amendment isn’t about the right to deer hunt or to murder your neighbor.

Our country has become a toxic mess, a cultural mess and no one is honest enough in our government to admit it.  I wrote to the White House following the Charleston shooting asking that they use their federal powers to pull the violent shows off the air.  It seems like a practical idea.  This was the third email that I had written in a year to the president, but this time I got no response to my request.  To my knowledge, nothing has changed on TV or Cable since that bloody event and yet the violence continues.  What gives?
 
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