01/11/2013 12:47 pm ET Updated Mar 13, 2013

Must Be a Lack of Faith

When I was a young boy of about 10 years old, I got a BeeBee Gun. I went out into the woods behind my house as the great white hunter. I stalked a small bird sitting on a limb and shot it with my BeeBee gun. It never had a chance. I felt so badly that I swore that moment never to hunt and never to have another gun. I did have to break that promise while I was in the ROTC in college, but I have never owned pistol, rifle, shotgun or any kind of weapon.

There is a part of me that gets the great joy, fellowship, adventure and feeling of victory in the activity of hunting. I think one could hunt with a camera and still stalk, capture and display the trophy with a picture, but I have no problem with those who want to hunt as an activity.

It is those who want to have the automatic weapons, the excessive number of rounds in a clip, the AK-47s, the desire to get any kind of military hardware that might be available that seem to me to be the most frightened people. They seem to lack faith in anything but their own possession of a weapon. They claim they need them for protection. They do not trust the police. If they claim to be of a religious nature, they certainly do not trust that God will protect them. They have to have their weapons. There are those who say, "The Lord is my shield and protector," but not the gun people. They don't trust God. They want their weapons. The weapons have become an idol for them.

Lots has been made about the Second Amendment right to bear arms, but even that indicates that they do not have any faith in their country. The Second Amendment reads, "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." While much attention is given to the last part, I want to suggest that there is much in the first part. What is needed is a well regulated militia. We have the armed forces who have the right to bear arms. We have the national guard as a well regulated militia, and we have police who are will regulated militia. What militia group do all these gun owners belong to? Who is their commander, where do the hold drills, what are the bylaws of the will regulated militia they are a part of?

The amendment says that it will be a well regulated militia. The word regulated seems to me to suggest that there indeed may be regulations on the militia. There may be regulations as to who can own what weapon in this militia. Those in Judge Advocacy corp of the army do not get the same weapons assigned as those in the infantry. The well regulated militia gives to the government the right to regulate this militia and to set boundaries and limits to the militia.

Seems like we need to follow the Second amendment and make all the people who want to own guns join a militia group and we ought to regulate that militia well.