I just read your article on repealing the rights of citizens to own firearms in the interest of fighting terrorism. If you would give me a few minutes of your time, please express you opinions on a few points I would like to put before you. First, let me tell you a little about myself, so we each know whom we are talking to. I am a 35 year old white American born and raised in the south. I am a husband and a father and graduated high school with a couple of collage credits under my belt. I am not a neo Nazi, or white supremacist, just an American working hard to provide for my family.
Now, to the questions I would like to ask you relative to private gun ownership and the right to carry weapons for personal protection. As an attorney, please give me your professional opinion on these two following cases, [Warre vs. District of Columbia] and [ Hertzler vs. City of San Jose], the first case has an interesting quote attached to it from a DC court of appeals" the fundamental principal of American law, is that the government and it's agents are under no general duty to provide services such as police protection to the individual citizen" individual citizen, that means you, and me, and the members of our families, right? The plaintiffs (I believe is the legal term) in that case were living in Washington DC at the time the incident that brought about this case, A NO GUNS ALLOWED (well in the hands of law abiding citizens anyway) part of town. Hertzler, addresses the fact that this applies also to "restraining orders" also.
You mentioned several tragic shootings in your article, just think if they had happened in, lets say, Israel,(see attachment) civilian volunteers, sometimes grandparents, patrol the schools, and often with gov’t issued firearms, because there, much the same as here, the government, including all branches of law enforcement and the military, simply can not be everywhere, all the time.
In your writings, please don't stereotype the law abiding gun owners of America; I did not stereotype you as a terrorist muslin whom merely hasn't gotten the call to "activate" yet. If you wish to write about a particular group of people, please give a little professional courtesy as a journalist, and talk to at least a couple of them first, I would be happy to answer questions you may have in relation to the "true" reason a lot of Americans wish to posses firearms.
Thanks in advance