Guns for militia members only

To the Editor:This I believe: Whoever takes it upon himself individually to carry an armed weapon is, by definition, violating the Constitution of the United States, specifically the Second Amendment, and should be punished by the proper authorities for doing so because, as the amendment requires, he has not shown that he is part of a well regulated militia.

Gun laws are not the equal of security

In reading some recent Letters to the Editor, I had to reflect upon the existing gun laws of the state of Massachusetts, which already require that purchasers or possessors of firearms be licensed, that guns are registered at the point of sale, are required to be in locked cabinets or have trigger locks, and unfit individuals are and have always been barred from becoming licensed.