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Letter: Disarming citizens makes them victims

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From: Gregg Macklin


Received: Dec. 27

In response to Mr. Stanfield’s letter of Dec. 27, you wrote that we are doomed to repeat history, and I must agree. You and others that hold similar views will force upon those of us that have studied history, a need, should your views be adopted, to repeat 1775 through 1781 all over again.

Mr. Stanfield, you should spend more time in the history books and become schooled in its lessons. Learn why there was a Second Continental Congress. Learn why Paul Revere made his ride and why the British were marching on Lexington and Concord. Learn why the Bill of Rights was demanded by the states as a condition of ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Read the writings of the author of the Second Amendment and its application to free citizens as an absolute right of the individual to keep and bear arms.

However, do not stop there; keep reading our history and learn why our enemies have avoided invasive wars in the United States. Learn why criminals no longer fear our justice system.

Disarming citizens makes the citizens victims. Criminals by definition do not abide by laws, and anyone who believes they do falls into repeating history.

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