Editor's note: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Cheshire resident John Pepper* as an opinion.
The events in Aurora CO were tragic. Very sad. There are millions of good responsible sportsmen and gun owners in our great country, and a few bad apples. We should not allow the action of one to be used to remove our God-given right to keep and bear arms. Especially, this is not the time to bow to the UN and its small arms treaty, which seeks to disarm Americans. Iran is on the treaty committee, and will use the UN to weaken us. The second amendment is to protect us from being ruled by a tyrannical government. The damage done by one evil person in Colorado was devastating, ; the number of lives taken by evil government regimes are thousands times the Aurora toll. Call Senators Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal today. God bless America, Long Live the Republic.
*Pepper is a supporter of the Tea Party movement and helped organize the protest rally at Cheshire Town Hall on June 29 against the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. A YouTube video of the rally can be seen here.