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Guns and the military

In response to Mike Gary’s letter “Gun control in the military” (April 12, 2018), I would not consider the F.B.I., A.T.F or the military able to responsibly decide when to use weapons. You might recall an incident at Wounded Knee, 300 unarmed men women and children shot by the U.S. Cavalry. Or Kent State, the National Guard shot four students and wounded nine in 1970.

Also, Ruby Ridge, Idaho, 1992, and Waco, Texas, 1993, the F.B.I. and A.T.F. making responsible decisions not so much.

As far as waking up Congress: Good luck.

Ron Judd

Spirit Lake, Idaho



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