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Fri., Jan. 30, 2009

Militias no longer needed

Curtis E. Stone (“Gun control form of slavery,” Letters, Jan. 24) wrote that the Democratic Party continues its unconstitutional assault on his “right to keep and bear arms.”

That is false. What I have heard and read is Stone’s darling NRA is trying to get AK-47s in the hands of private citizens. The Democratic Party is trying to block this, and I hope they succeed. These weapons belong only in the hands of the military.

We have a country so well-equipped with a superior national defense system (second to none) that we are no longer in danger. Militias were needed back when the Second Amendment was written. Not now.

My big question to Stone is, “Who are you going out and bearing arms against?”

Mildred Stoeser

Spokane



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