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Opinion

May 11, 2013

Gun rights are an important part of America

(Continued)

NORMAN —

I know the concealed carry permit a person has is hard to get (finger prints, extensive background checks and deemed to be of sound emotional state of mind by the O.S.B.I.) and I am glad the National Rifle Association has the ability to make a viable, political impact.

At this time I must reflect on powerful words installed in me as a child on the Eastern Plains of Colorado: “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands. One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” Indivisible.

If we stand together and find common ground, we can solve any problems we might face.

A divided nation will bring on a big problem. I have heard some in power say confiscation was not off the table. The big problem I spoke of is that confiscation will bring the militia to the table. We will stand and fight. To the last round and the last magazine.

So stop the lies. If you can’t be good, then be good at it (that means, if you’re going to lie, at least make it sound good). When the president and all of Congress declare themselves “gun free zones” (buried their heads in the sand and leave their assess out for the kicking), then maybe they will realize that it will not work for our children as well.

And if you don’t want to live in a gun-friendly state, then might I suggest the western plains of Texas.

EARL HERFURTH

Norman

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