Recently, I read a letter to the editor from an Altoona resident calling for government to ban and confiscate semi-automatic and multiple-round firearms.
This woman also incorrectly described semi-auto weapons as "military grade" and tried to claim that because the founding fathers never heard of semi-auto weapons that modern weapons are not protected by the Second Amendment.
She tried to erroneously claim that the Second Amendment somehow only referred to weapons in use during its writing, implying that the right to bear arms only applies to the ownership of outdated weapons.
This woman is just another example of ignorant left who want to deprive us of our right to keep and bear arms.
These people are not only ignorant of the history of our country, our Constitution and our other founding documents, but they also willingly embrace the tyranny of the statists within our federal government.
The Second Amendment guarantees our individual right to keep and bear arms with weapons that can equal what our government has.
That was its intent, to defend against tyranny from outside the country as well as from within, including our own government.
Ronald B. Servello