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Michael Moore a hero, not a nut

A recent letter labels Michael Moore a “nut” regarding Moore’s views on more stringent gun control, even calling him communist. A hero is more accurate.

Moore has become a true voice for the invisible, mainly the victims of our current national climate of corporate greed and political corruption. He championed for the jobless thousands due to factory closures and downsizing while company heads shamelessly fattened their own wallets to astronomical proportions.

Moore confronted the tobacco industry on its history of dismal ethics, and his perseverance with an HMO enabled a young father to receive a lifesaving procedure after repeated denials. He may irk some, but he gets results.

Like Moore, I support responsible gun ownership, but zealots who claim it’s their “God-given right” to own as many guns and whatever kind they want are worrisome. Last time I checked, there is no biblical reference to God promoting guns, although there is something about “Thou shalt not kill.” Maybe they’re confused because NRA president Charlton Heston once played Moses.

I guess I must be a nut, too, like Moore. At least our type of nuts won’t go on shooting sprees, effortlessly killing innocents along the way.

Lisa Hioki

Nevada City

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