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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • My father was a lifetime member of the NRA, as my two sons are today. I shot my first .357 pistol when I was so young that my reaction was, "Big noise, Daddy." (Of course, a light reload!) My Second Amendment rights are not only honored, but are part of my genetics!
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  • My father was a lifetime member of the NRA, as my two sons are today. I shot my first .357 pistol when I was so young that my reaction was, "Big noise, Daddy." (Of course, a light reload!) My Second Amendment rights are not only honored, but are part of my genetics!
    The NRA's stance on high-capacity magazines and assault rifles is reprehensible, the excuse being, if the government takes one gun, it'll take our other guns. Let me ask you a question. When the government banned Thompson submachine guns, did they ban our hunting rifles or handguns? Did they "completely and forever" eradicate the Second Amendment, as NRA insinuates will happen if our government bans any kind of gun? The answer is no. Fact, not fear!
    NRA is using fear to appeal to those who can be led by their ignorance. NRA needs numbers of members to have power. Power can become scurrilous.
    My father and grandfather would have been ashamed of the NRA as I am. The NRA is feathering its own power nest by increasing the "sheep membership" out there! My worry is: Will the "sheep" overwhelm those of us who aren't, and stain forever the NRA? — Dawn Richardson, Rogue River
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