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posted: 1/18/2013 5:00 AM

Machine guns not envisioned in 1700s

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I support the Second Amendment, which states " ... the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." I believe that this amendment should not be revoked. However, the arms must be those that were available in the era when the Bill of Rights was approved, not the arms of today, or more powerful weapons that will be available in the future. The weapons of today are slaughtering machines capable of killing many within few seconds.

Our Founding Fathers who approved this right back then did not envision arms that are capable of enormous death and destruction within seconds. They would not have agreed to the distribution of these assault weapons to the citizens of the union. These weapons would have been banned to the public, as no civilized society permits its citizens to carry light machine guns even for self-defense.

Prakash D. Nigam

Eighth grade

Palatine

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