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Jared Lee Loughner
Newtown schoolchildren had rights, too

John Franchy's letter ("More restrictive gun laws are not the answer," Dec. 20) was myopic in its views and his ideas as antiquated as the weaponry that the founding fathers considered when they wrote of the Second Amendment's "right to keep and bear arms." A trained minuteman could load, aim and fire three rounds per minute. An M16-A1 can fire 45-60 rounds per minute on semi-automatic and has a cyclic rate of 750 rounds per minute on fully automatic. No, Mr. Franchy, they aren't for hunting deer. They are for slaughter. The Bill of Rights was written when the 13 colonies were, for the most part, a wilderness. James Madison was referring to the...