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Wed., Sept. 18, 2013, midnight

‘Good guys’ holster guns

I think we can all agree that Bashar Assad is a bad guy. He is a ruthless dictator that is willing to use chemical weapons against his own people.

The great conservative muse Wayne LaPierre once said, “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” So, here we are the good guys with a gun standing to the side trying not to hear the cries of innocent people who were slaughtered by Assad.

What’s the matter, conservatives? When it comes to putting your money where your mouth is … not much backbone. I hope if the day ever comes that a bad guy comes after me, and I can’t take care of it myself, all you “good guys” with guns can put on your big boy pants and help out, not stand around getting earwax under your fingernails.

I understand we are war weary, but we also need to understand that the people we are fighting have been doing so for decades if not longer. I know most of you don’t believe in evolution but survival of the fittest is real, and we are being weak.

Michael Hart

Coeur d’Alene

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