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Sit-in was nonsense

I need to respond to Susan Hammond’s letter (“Lawmaker loyal to gun makers,” July 8). She thinks the House Democrats sit-in was a historic attempt to force common sense gun control.

My first reaction was, “There is no excuse for that kind of stupid.” What an embarrassing spectacle featuring a so-called civil rights activist demanding a vote to violate everyone’s civil rights. What a childish display of petulance coupled with total constitutional ignorance.

I’ve followed the gun control debate for 40-plus years and in all that time have never heard a Democrat make a single common sense point. My inalienable God-given and constitutionally guaranteed rights are not negotiable no matter what the lame excuse. Remember, “Shall not be infringed.”

Cathy McMorris Rodgers may not be the greatest representative out there, but on the gun issue, I whole-heartedly thank her for standing with the real common sense side.

Don Keeney


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