From the Newport News, Va., Daily Press
D.C. gun ban
September 27, 2007
I look forward with interest to the scheduled ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutionality of the handgun ban by the District of Columbia. I believe that the Second Amendment means what it says, not what some judge thinks is desirable in the public interest. I believe that "well-regulated militia" means a local armed force with its own officers
, its own meeting place and its own by-laws, not regulated by Congress or the state of Virginia.
It is tough for me to take sides in this case, because while I am for the right of the citizen to bear arms, I do not see where the Constitution prevents the District from banning "arms."
J. B. Lankes
Bad News J.B..................your letter clearly shows you have chosen sides......