Dear Editor:

I noticed in the May 9 Savanna Times-Journal (and the May 8 Carroll County Mirror-Democrat) that there were a couple of the county's citizens who were expressing displeasure with the Carroll County Board for passing a resolution in support of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

They probably understand that a resolution passed by the County Board isn't binding, but just in case they didn't, I felt compelled to write.

The resolution isn't asking for any new freedom, it's only requesting that the Legislature in Springfield will allow us to keep a freedom we already have and enjoy.

The 2nd Amendment isn't about hunting, it's about a free people being able to defend itself against tyranny in all forms. It also supports those other freedoms enumerated in the Bill of Rights.

A quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin says, "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty or safety."

I think that, once again, the Legislature in Springfield is targeting the ordinary citizen with their gun control legislation rather than the criminals who abuse our laws and damage our society.

Bob Stretton

Savanna