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Scott is slandering millions who are just trying to be good people

To The Daily Sun,

I have to say that I read with great pleasure a letter from Bob Smith of New Hampton today here in The Sun. Bob exposes the writings of Scott Cracraft for the biased junk they most often are.

Scott uses or invented the term Christian Deominionism, trying consciously to smear or slander hundreds of millions of people who are trying to just be good people. This is just because they don't agree with Scott's slanted political views or vote the way he deems appropriate.

You will notice Scott never has an unkind word for Muslims, whose written mission statement is world domination through murder and terrorism and that's because they vote his way. Readers also may note that neither Scott or any other liberal has ever even attempted to answer my often asked question, "What do liberals and Muslims have as common values?" The answer is nothing, nothing at all, the two are diametric opposites. Still liberals like Scott tee off on Christians or the Tea Party with willfully fabricated falsehoods designed to marginalize and discredit them for the reason already stated. It's one thing to passionately speak for ones values. It is quite another to intentionally attempt character assassination of millions. Cut it out Scott, you've crossed the line over into hate speech.

A second great letter I see today is from Bo J. Rudzinskyj from Sanbornton, who clears the fog being thrown up by the anti-gunners and which pretty much shoots down Bernadette Loesch's and others letters telling readers that the Second Amendment doesn't mean what it says.

As Bo points out, the Second is designed to defend us from tyranny, foreign or domestic. Given the terrorist attacks alone being committed here in the U.S., what the heck do anti-gunners expect us to defend ourselves with if it ever becomes necessary, sticks and stones?

And who the heck do they think they are telling us what kind of guns we need or don't need and how many bullets out magazines can hold. I bet not 1 percent of them has ever been in a firefight, but they regard themselves as some kind of authority based on what some equally uninformed political told them to think.

It's my opinion what we need is Muslim control, not gun control, because the vast majority of terrorist attacks in the past 40 years have been carried out by Muslims, that's just a fact. So Bernie next letter try writing about something you know even a little about, like baking cookies.
And a well done to Bob and Bo. Great letters and thanks.

Steve Earle

Gilford

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Americans have the right to alter or abolish bryrannical government

To The Daily Sun,
Addressing America's gun violence problem is made harder by the many false claims by gun control advocates, many of whom know little about guns, gun laws, or gun usage. Their "common sense" laws would turn more innocent Americans into victims.
There are about 100 million American legal gun owners; it's a myth that these people, except in the rarest cases, decide one day to jeopardize their whole life's efforts by shooting someone. However, legal gun owners stop many thousand, estimated up to two million, crimes annually, usually without firing a shot.
Almost all gun murders are committed by adults and juveniles with criminal histories who can't legally get guns. If the real objective is to reduce gun violence, the focus must be on people with criminal histories.
It's nonsense that our Second Amendment gun rights have always been interpreted as a "collective right," i.e., within the context of a militia. Every settler moving West of the Appalachians, who wanted to eat or survive Indian, animal, or criminal attacks, had a gun or, if possible, guns for hunting and self-defense.
Several state gun law cases were adjudicated in the 19th Century. Bliss v. Commonwealth (1822, KY, apparently the first) and Nunn v. Georgia (1846), held that gun ownership was an individual right. Aymette v. State (TN, 1840) and State v. Buzzard (AK, 1842) approved gun ownership as a collective and an individual right. Not until 1905 did any Supreme Court (Kansas) claim, contrary to precedent, that the Second Amendment only grants a "collective right" in Kansas.
Thomas Jefferson stated, "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so that the second will not become the legalized version of the first."
Our Declaration of Independence states, "...it is the right of the people to alter or abolish..." oppressive and tyrannical governments. Our Founders worried that our government might become oppressive and tyrannical, requiring a subsequent revolution. The Second Amendment is intended to ensure that Americans can, if justified, exercise the right to throw off an oppressive and tyrannical government.
Another myth is that, at the time of the Constitution, Americans only owned muskets. Americans owned muskets, shotguns, rifles, cannons, armed ships, etc. American revolutionaries with rifles were BETTER armed than most British soldiers.
Not even the "common sense" gun law advocates can show any shooting that they would have prevented, but these laws would make more law abiding people defenseless in the face of recently increasing criminal and terrorist threats. Americans want gun violence reduced; this requires focusing on the type of people who commit almost all gun violence, criminals.
Don Ewing
Meredith

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