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We need guns to safeguard our freedom

A newly released study on the purpose of the second amendment has concluded that the amendment’s fundamental purpose is to “secure the natural right of self defense.”

For more than a hundred years after it was adopted, hardly anyone seemed the least bit confused about what it meant. Then in the 20th century, some nut thought it was a good idea to disarm the civilian population. Then we have nuts like Michael Moore (on the front page of The Union) who thinks that criminals buy their guns at gun shows, and makes his statement that the supervisors and state are to blame for the death of the Jan. 10th victims.

That has to be the dumbest statement of the year, and any supervisor going on record to ban gun shows would be voted out of office in Nevada County.

In the first place, Nevada County has 14,000 veterans. Our last gun show was run by the American Legion and the Marine Corps League. Any show run by veterans will be run according to Department of Justice rules, Firearms Division, and the state of California.

Every U. S. citizen has the right to own a firearm for self- protection. It is a known fact that the Japanese didn’t follow up with an invasion after Pearl Harbor because they knew the average American citizen was armed.

It was a real catastrophe that a beautiful young lady was killed in the shooting at the Nevada City Health Clinic, but all the gun laws in the world couldn’t have prevented this tragedy.

I think Moore should go back to Los Angeles and work on gun control, where 90 percent of the guns are bought on the black market and the city is run by gangs.

Don’t forget, freedom is not free; it comes at a high price and it takes guns to keep it.

Rudy Kutchar

Grass Valley

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