default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

Letter: The gun advertisement was not inappropriate

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2014 10:41 pm

This is in response to Helen Sagers’ letter, “Advertisement was inappropriate,” June 25.

Do you recall the First and Second Amendment you learned in school? Did you know it was written by our forefathers to protect the people of the United States from government? It is our right. If your memory does not recall, let me help you.  

First Amendment: Prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the people to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.  

Date ratification completed; December 15, 1791.

Second Amendment: Protects the right to keep and bear arms.

Date ratification completed; December 15, 1791.

So, in answer to your questions: No, it was not wrong for the Lodi New-Sentinel to publish a hardworking American citizen’s ad for business. The Lodi News-Sentinel was simply abiding by the First Amendment.

Sadly, an article written in 2009 shows that the overwhelming majority of gun related crimes are committed with guns that have been stolen (from family, friends or other) and traded for drugs. Those guns are passed from criminal to criminal, sold and resold, and may very well be used in hundreds of crimes before they are recovered from someone accused of a crime.

Simply put, the majority of legal gun owners have followed the rules above and are being punished for firearm-related crimes committed with illegal guns. I believe in every American citizen’s right to own and carry a firearm as long as proper paperwork has been filed, background checks have been properly investigated and the applicant has completed a course of training (16 to 24 hours).

June Aaker


Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don’t pretend you’re someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don’t threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don’t insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the ‘Report’ link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.
  • 9 Don’t be a troll.
  • 10 Don’t reveal personal information about other commenters. You may reveal your own personal information, but we advise you not to do so.
  • 11 We reserve the right, at our discretion, to monitor, delete or choose not to post any comment. This may include removing or monitoring posts that we believe violate the spirit or letter of these rules, or that we otherwise determine at our discretion needs to be monitored, not posted, or deleted.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • Jerome Kinderman posted at 9:29 am on Sat, Jul 12, 2014.

    Jerome R Kinderman Posts: 2370

    Ms Aaker, I seriously doubt that the advertising department at the LNS was thinking much about the First Amendment when deciding whether to accept Lodi Guns' advertisement for placement in the upper right-hand corner of their paper. No, considering the size and location of the ad in addition to the use of some color in it, I think it was the "$" that was the deciding factor.

    Simply because guns are the only product protected by the U.S. Constitution wouldn't have much of a bearing on the matter. After all, being equally protected by the Constitution, the News-Sentinel's editors can pretty much pick and choose whatever they want to grace their pages.

    Now for anyone who might want to argue that my opinion here flies in the face of my online argument concerning the original LTE, the former has nothing to do with the latter.


Recent Comments

Posted 17 hours ago by Eric Barrow.

article: Letter: Ron Portal’s letters repeat the…

Ed the US economy is currently the strongest economy in the world. Do you wonder why you still need to play it down or is it that you are j…


Posted 20 hours ago by Shane Marcus.

article: Letter: I enjoy ‘Words to Live By’ in t…

Its not the sin that is in the world, but the sin that is in everyone of us.


Posted 20 hours ago by Mike Adams.

article: Steve Hansen: Driving through the gaunt…

Traffic laws are not much of a deterrent since ticketing rarely occurs. Sure, those who get ticketed think it's a deterrent, but that war…


Posted Yesterday by Steve Schmidt.

article: Steve Hansen: Driving through the gaunt…

I would suggest suicide as a reasonable alternative to a trip to Phoenix. There are worse things than death and that flea pit is one of th…


Posted Yesterday by Steve Schmidt.

article: Steve Hansen: Driving through the gaunt…

Yup Brian. That would be never. I am a gun owner and a vocal supporter of the Second Amendment both here (on numerous threads) and in rea…



Popular Stories



Your News

News for the community, by the community.

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists