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Reader Opinion: Defend your rights

This is to the Feb. 25 Reader Opinion commenting on more gun control and blaming the NRA. I work in a local school, I also have my permit to carry and own a rifle and soon to be two pistols. I wouldn't want to have somebody shoot up my school and...

This is to the Feb. 25 Reader Opinion commenting on more gun control and blaming the NRA.

I work in a local school, I also have my permit to carry and own a rifle and soon to be two pistols. I wouldn't want to have somebody shoot up my school and not be able to defend myself and save our children. Guns don't kill, people do. I think some teachers should carry them. Maybe these shootings would stop as they wouldn't know who was carrying.

Knives kill, cars hill, maybe we should ban them, too. Think about it!

It doesn't help when coward deputies wouldn't go in and save our children.

Read the Second Amendment carefully and Alexander Hamilton comments in the Federalist Papers No. 29, that if the government were to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow citizens.

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P.S. Do you own a firearm? Once the government takes away our rights we can't get them back. I am almost 65 years old.

Harriett Carleton

Merrifield.

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