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GUNS: By George, Obama's no threat

| April 25, 2010 10:00 PM

I was pleased to read your article and editorial regarding George Nethercutt's mission to raise the civics IQ of the citizens of this state. Over the past two years, we have heard over and over from people who fear that President Obama is going to take their guns away. It is clear these people need civics education and do not understand Article V of the Constitution.

This is the article that describes the process for proposing and ratifying the Constitution and for repealing an amendment. It clearly states that the President has no constitutional role in the process. He/she cannot even propose an amendment for consideration.

If we look at the history of the ratification of various amendments, it is clear the founding fathers made it extremely difficult to make changes to this amazing document. They made sure that no changes can be made unless THE PEOPLE vote overwhelmingly in favor it. To those who do not understand this process, you owe it to yourself to go to the following web site: www.archives.gov/federal-register/constitution.

Perhaps, after reading this, those who fear the President is going to overturn the 2nd Amendment will sleep better at night.

N. HARPER

Coeur d’Alene

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