Rabbi Kiel should read the Supreme Court’s decision regarding guns and the Second Amendment (Letters, December 28). He seems ignorant of the reasons for the Second Amendment and its importance in the passage of the U.S. Constitution. He disregards the actions of governments around the world that confiscated arms from its citizens and the results therefrom. In Chicago, this year, with laws banning guns, there were 500 deaths involving guns. Those that revere the rationale for the rights noted in the Declaration of Independence are members of both political parties as well as the politically independent. Cars kill more people than guns so let’s ban or control what type of car one can buy. People kill people with any weapon available that will suit someone or some group in order to suffice inner rage. Jews should remember that assault weapons were instrumental in the founding of the State of Israel. Idealism is possible, but only after reality has afforded us the opportunity to espouse that idealism.