Deseret News
Letter to the editor

In the April 1 newspaper there was a letter that didn't make sense when you really think about it ("Repeal the Second?"). The Second Amendment was put into place as a God-given right to protect ourselves from a tyrannical government and protect yourself from criminal assault, not from a state. When it was written, the musket was the state-of-the-art, most modern weapon you could get. So today's rifles are covered by the Second Amendment just as surely as modern communications are covered by the First.

John Cutler