Right to bear arms quite clear

Regarding the letter, “Time to treat bad actions with scorn,” in response to the article, “Under threat of suit, Mill Creek ends gun ban in parks”: Please let me remind the writer that both the Washington state and United States constitutions guarantee the right to keep and bear arms. And also let me remind him that, despite over 20,000 laws on the books — local, state and federal — making it illegal to use a firearm in an anti-social manner, there are still those that do.

Does he really think that posting a sign at the park entrance saying “No guns allowed” is going to cause the bad guys to stop and say to each other “Aw, shucks fellas, we gotta leave cuz they don’t allow guns in this here”? In the meantime, those law-abiding citizens that left their guns at home because of this dangerous law are once again defenseless at the stroke of a pen. In reality, it was never an enforceable law because local law cannot usurp state law.

Richard Quint

Lake Stevens

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