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Our rights are being thrown away by unrealistic fear

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Our rights are being thrown away by unrealistic fear I read the opinion page every day. Since the Newtown shooting, the pages have been filled with letters and editorials concerning gun control. By my casual count, the letters are by far in favor of gun control. In fact, many have called for banning guns altogether. Several have called the Second Amendment anachronistic, a word that I have rarely heard until this topic became so hot ...

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January 26, 2013
7:20 a.m.

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Excellent commentary.

January 26, 2013
8:06 a.m.

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I agree, excellent be factually correct though...of the 168 killed in the Murrah building, 19 were children.

January 26, 2013
3:16 p.m.

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Roosevelt said “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” at his first inaugural address in 1932, mostly referring to the depression we were currently in. The day after Pearl Harbor, the catch phrase was "A day that will live in infamy". This letter also says "many [letters and editorials] have called for banning guns altogether." Where? I have not seen any. The only ones I've seen talking about banning guns altogether are the pro-gun crowd. It feels like something just made up to get people on their side. There's just too much wrong with this letter to take it seriously at all.

January 28, 2013
10:40 a.m.

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I take this letter very very serious. Without the second amendment the rest don't count. If a robber or some other criminal with a gun pointed at us, I'll stand in back of some liberal with my gun at the ready. That way I'll have my gun ready to use after the liberal is done running off at the mouth and is laying dead. Then I can defend my self.