That former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wants gun control is no surprise. From her point of view, it makes perfect sense. She is a socialist, and the bane of socialists worldwide is firearms in the hands of free men.

Just ask any citizen of the former Soviet Socialist Republic about this. Sooner or later, folks come to understand the evils of socialism. A government that takes money from those who work and gives it to those who don’t is in dire need of termination with extreme prejudice. We did that once before, a couple of hundred years ago. If it wasn’t for guns in the hands of patriots, we would all still be kissing the Queen’s fanny and have no guns at all, just like the “subjects” of jolly old England.

The founding fathers understood this only too well and thus affirmed the God-given right of citizens to terminate an evil government by force of arms. The words “shall not be infringed” are quite clear.

As the saying goes, “free men own guns, slaves don’t.” 

Frank Novotny, Biddeford