I am confident that Sen. Rockefeller will continue standing strong for he is needed. I will always support and believe in what he is doing for West Virginia and most of all, us Veterans.
Gun owners should be registered
Our Second Amendment constitutional rights are under attack. "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." But the right that is under attack, or rather, is disregarded and ignored, is the prefatory clause about a militia being the purpose for citizens to bear arms.
In today's post-frontier era, militias are replaced by professional police and military forces to secure the state. Yet NRA-led individuals demand the right to hold weaponry vastly more powerful than those of our constitutional framers' era, and to possess such weapons without having any connection to a disciplined, government-sponsored security force.
All of us recognize the value of motor vehicle laws. Drivers must be tested and licensed to operate a vehicle, with further tests to operate large commercial trucks and passenger buses. All vehicles are titled and annually registered, with careful tracking of all sales transactions. Stolen vehicles are chased down. Traffic laws are enforced. Those who violate laws have their "rights" to drive suspended. Why? Because in irresponsible hands, cars can kill.
In today's computerized era, let's enact enforceable federal law to license gun owners, and title and register their guns.