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Government can control an unarmed populace too easily The Second Amendment, guaranteeing us the right to bear arms, is an extremely important right in order for us to maintain our freedoms. Why is that, you may ask? Our Founding Fathers ranked the right to bear arms as the second most important right -- just behind freedom of speech. Why? They knew European history because that was where they were from. During the 3,000 years of ...


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justapto
April 29, 2013
1:46 p.m.

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Richard Coyler; Seriously! You believe that having your own AR15 will protect you from tanks, quad 50s, rockets, drones, and air strikes? And who is going to attack you; fellow citizens who volunteer to join the military and take an oath to uphold the constitution.
Have you been in the service, the reserves or how about the boy scouts? This extreme fanatic paranoia to play Rambo and kill trees with bullets has got to stop. Stick to your video games and let the real men who have the training, professionalism and mental stability be properly armed. They don't need more nuts with super guns to worry about.

albright1
April 29, 2013
2:09 p.m.

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justapto...do you really believe what you post? or do you just like reading it after you do? 50 to 100 million Americans with guns is a force to reckon with. Believe that at least.

asvenson
April 29, 2013
2:11 p.m.

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Sorry, Mr. Coyler, but you need to do your research--life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were granted by the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. And the right to bear arms was to granted to create a militia at a time when we had no standing army.

wmarincic
April 29, 2013
6:03 p.m.

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"You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass." is a quote by Isoroku Yamamoto, Commander-in-Chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. Of course it was originally stated in Japanese, this is the English translation.... It should also be noted that they had planes, tanks, bazookas back in WWII.

Phils2008
April 29, 2013
6:47 p.m.

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asvenson, Your superior knowledge ended at the period after Constitution. You spew your liberal interpretation of an amendment you don't understand. Either that or you are just trying to convince the other dolts in your party of what you say. I guess if you can convince the lazy factually challenged prototypical Democrat that the second amendment was to create a militia, then I can convince them that Obama really was born in America.

Phils2008
April 29, 2013
6:57 p.m.

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Hey Philip, rather then just blather about social security using dnc talking points, maybe you could check out the "Trustee" report. Let me see, I think they say the payout was 45 billion more then they took in. To a Dem I understand that's not a deficit, but to people outside of the liberal fantasy world, it is a deficit. You go ahead and keep voting for liberal loons. The sooner this system collapses the better off we'll all be. Cant wait to see what the freeloaders do then.

wmarincic
April 30, 2013
10:09 a.m.

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Philip Alexander Actually the CPI has everything to do with Social Secuity as SSI increases are tied to the CPI and Cost Of Living Index. Please learn before you speak.

mad97dog
April 30, 2013
1:07 p.m.

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There are over 14 million hunters in this country. That is larger than the 10 biggest armies of the world combined. The UN wants a new world order which is controlled by one central goverment. Agenda 21 people! Thats what gun control is about. They pushed these laws onto us under the shroud of security. I sure feel much safer now...do you?

tues8capt
May 2, 2013
6:06 a.m.

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After reading so many of these letters re: the firearms issue, it's obvious that we all have our own opinions, as I do. I believe that it is our God-given right to protect our families, our property, ourselves. NO ONE, not any individual, not any group, not any political party, not any government, has the right to limit, curtail, circumvent, or otherwise abolish our inherent rights and personal freedoms. If you believe, like the 46 Senators (including both NY Senators) who voted to give away our rights on the UN Small Arms Treaty, that this is not true, then woe is you. But this is only my opinion.

tplansing
May 2, 2013
11:53 p.m.

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tues8capt, I agree with you 1000%! I have read so many of these letters and many more from other sources in print and on the net. I to believe that it is a God given right to protect our families, our property, and ourselves. For 26 years I tried to protect the people of this state, and of the village that my family now resides, and the most I ever got from any one was, called an unkind name when their problem could not be fixed like it could be on CSI, NCIS, or any of the other cop shows where a crime is solved in one hour. Then to my amazement one day I receive an email from a trusted friend and attached to that is a list of all of our federal government leaders who are either wanted for crimes they have committed, or other violations of law that they have committed which includes one of our own senators who was arrested for DWI in New York State, no less. And we have to rely on people like this to vote for our federal laws, like the UN Small Arms Treaty. Then we have people who praise these politicians for their work, reelect them for more terms, and for what? So, they can live off our tax dollars, and vote to take more of our freedoms away? Like you say, "Woe is them!" when they no longer have the freedoms to do the things that they were once free to do without worry of being arrested, or challenged by authorities. When those days come, I will protect my family, I will protect my home, I will protect by belongings, I will stand up for my rights, my question is, will they stand up for their rights, or cower in a corner like a scared mouse waiting for the cat to attack?

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