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February 18, 2013
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Gun control like Prohibition

Sheriff Royal has joined the growing number of sheriffs declaring their support of our constitutional rights.

In a very clear, insightful letter posted on his page of the county’s website (, Sheriff Royal, in no uncertain terms, reaffirms his support of the Second Amendment. He lays the blame for gun violence in our society mainly on not being able to see that “guns are not accessible to criminals and the mentally ill,” not on law-abiding citizens having guns.

I can understand the emotional calls for gun control. However, banning things has never worked in the past — witness Prohibition. It is not working now, witness our war on drugs. And it probably will never work in the future.

Well done and thank you, Sheriff Royal!

Eddie Garcia

Grass Valley

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The Union Updated Jun 6, 2013 11:41PM Published Feb 18, 2013 01:12PM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.