Letter - Disarm citizens and crime increasesThe state militia mentioned in the second amendment is every man over 20 able to go to war, with some state Constitutions varying a little from that.
To the editor:
The state militia mentioned in the second amendment is every man over 20 able to go to war, with some state Constitutions varying a little from that. This concept comes from Scripture, Numbers 26:2. Jesus instructed his followers to obtain swords for self-defense (Luke 22:36), not to kill (Matthew 26:52).
According to the Declaration of Independence, life is a God-given right. Since the militia is also God-given and Jesus is the son of God, therefore the right to defend the right to life is also God given.
All government officials take an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, the authority of the United States, which states that it, and all statutes and treaties “made in pursuant thereof, shall be the supreme law of the land.” Not statutes, treaties, judicial rulings, executive orders, etc. that violate the rule of law of the U.S. Constitution.
Twenty-eight of Utah’s 29 sheriffs gathered together and signed a letter opposing and defying federal attempts to infringe on the second amendment. As of February 1, 2013, 242 sheriffs had issued similar public letters and statements; as also have a number of police chiefs and county commissioners.
Since crime increases where citizens have been disarmed and since these shootings in the news have been occurring in gun-free zones, for our safety, more sheriffs, police chiefs, county and city commissioners of more states (including Minnesota) need to have state meetings to sign public statements that they will uphold and protect the second amendment.