Editor: The right to bear arms is an absolutely essential requirement for an individual to protect his freedom as a citizen.
Citizens possess in their own right original sovereignty. They are not subjects who are slaves to masters. Are we to defend our freedoms with a musket? Obviously not.
We have a Constitutional right to weapons of war equal to those of government whose reins may soon be usurped by socialist tyrants. All citizens have a duty to possess arms to defend our constitutional republic.
America is at a tipping point. We must prepare our freedoms or we will surely lose them. Socialism kills.
David S. Meroney, Leesburg