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Letter: ‘Well-regulated militia’ has not been infringed

‘Well-regulated militia’ has not been infringed

On March 31, The News printed a letter criticizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sponsorship of the SAFE Act. The writer quoted a portion of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, perverting its original intent. The full amendment states: “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.”

The SAFE Act does not impact in any way the National Guard (present-day equivalent of a “well regulated militia.”) If you are going to quote the Second Amendment, at least have the decency to quote it in its entirety. Otherwise, you are guilty of the hypocrisy that you are accusing Cuomo of.

Thomas Keating

North Tonawanda

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