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Letter to the Editor: Trees and guns

— Trees and guns

To the editor:

Just thought I’d remind people of the full content of the 2nd Amendment. First, though, I’d like to present my creds on using guns. I shot targets with an M16 in the military, with a 22 I popped radio/TV tubes thrown in the river. I’ve driven pick-ups with gun racks, and have butchered out deer on the kitchen table that my Mom bagged. Never did my family or I use an AK 47. That is not a sporting gun. A 30 ought 6 is a sporting gun.

Amendment II of The Constitution of the United States of America: “Right to bear arms: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” it’s the well trained Militia that so many people miss. A well-trained Militia would weed out the people that would otherwise hide in bunkers with children. Or mow them down at theaters and schools. Notice the State not the Feds.

Another thing that has people upset is executive privilege. It is nothing new, even G.W. and Reagan used it hundreds of time.

A tree-hugging gun-toter,

Esther Esson

The Dalles

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