Re: the Nov. 10 letter to the editor "Wake up to facts on guns."

He asked “why we don’t see a similar level of these tragedies in the United Kingdom and Australia”

Forgotten history! Our government is not like theirs. Ruled by Britain once, we threw off the yoke of their oppression, as fair and kind as ‘they’ saw it to be. Our government is ruled by the people, theirs is, rule the people.

We established the Constitution because their form of government was not right for us. Everyone of the Bill of Rights, including the 2nd Amendment, resulted from how we were being ruled under English law as individuals.

Let’s not forget about Australia, established by Britain as a penal colony; would any sane person allow criminals to have guns? So, the government was built, to prevent that, and also not wanting that colony to rise up against it either.

We are not the same! Even the Bobby's are arming now!

Michael Martyna

East side

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.

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