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High-powered rifles bad idea

At times I think people can have too much freedom. Some people tend to abuse it. My ancestors and others gave up their hopes, dreams and life so that future generations could have the freedoms we have today.

I keep hearing and reading the word “responsible.” When I was 5 or 6 years old I got into my parents’ closet and found a pistol my great-grandfather used in the Spanish-American War and began to play with it; I don’t know if it was loaded or not. My mother walked into the bedroom and saw me playing with it. She took the pistol away from me. That was the last time I ever saw it. Even though I was mad at her for taking it from me, I realize if it had been loaded, something terrible could have happened to me or someone else.

My point is, my mother did the responsible thing; she got rid of the pistol. That was over 60 years ago.

I don’t own, have, want or need a gun. Those high-powered rifles should not be offered for sale to the general public. Responsible gun owners do not buy those kinds of weapons. Only a lunatic in my book would buy one.

For those people who care so little about their country and hate our president and want to secede, it’s time for you to quit living in a dream world. Secession is not going to happen; not everyone shares your opinion. I think a good spanking with a wet noodle would do a lot of you some good.

Roger Keith
Holstein



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