Rob Leach’s letter of Feb. 12, where he seeks to defend his “God given rights” to defend himself from a tyrannical government, is exactly why I call the most ardent supporters of the NRA radicals and not conservatives; they have absolutely no appreciation for the sort of country they have today.
If a tyrannical government were to arise in this country, the first organization it would target for destruction would be the NRA as an armed insurgency, through the use of police powers, not the military. The second thing it would do is suppress free speech. The fact that Mr. Leach isn’t facing any such threats and can write all the radical letters he desires says that he lives in a democracy. His letter also demonstrates that he is absolutely clueless about tyrannies.