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On April 22, the U. S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D. C., will commemorate its 20th anniversary. Visits to that museum as well as Yad Vashem, the Holocaust history museum in Jerusalem, were deeply emotional for me, and have left lasting impressions.

So when I read Doug Belcher’s description (April 16) of those who support more regulations on guns as “Gun Nazis,” I was deeply offended. To use the term “Nazis” the way he did trivializes the deaths of 6 million Jews, as well as others who perished as a result of the Nazi regime. His caricature of those who support gun control as Nazis is offensive and inaccurate.

I would suggest that next time he selects an analogy for those who support additional gun regulations that he select one that is more appropriate and accurate.

Kathryn Lee



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