In response to the gun control editorial Dec. 3 and the letters criticizing the editorial, I'd like to point out the full text of the Second Amendment:
"A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
(It's) not as stated by Ernest A. Franciso who quoted only part of the Second Amendment. The courts generally agree that restrictions on the possession of guns can be imposed, (i.e.) U.S. vs. Miller and, more recently, Quilici (National Rifle Association) vs. Village of Morton Grove.
Bob Jacobs, Payson