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Guns as protectors

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Posted: Thursday, January 24, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Those who rail against gun enthusiasts might well redirect their ill-informed venom against those who follow theprecepts of Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin — the so-called liberal-progressives. Both dictators confiscated firearms with the excuse that they were ensuring the public safety.

Connecticut has stringent laws on guns, yet when that state wished to strengthen them to include citizens with mental illness, like the Newtown mass murderer, it was the ACLU that fought against it and won.

Here in New York City, stop and frisk has been monumentally successful in removing guns off the street, yet it has been the ACLU, a compliant judge and craven politicianswho want an end to the practice. Whom are they protecting, us or the criminals?

Gov. Cuomo’s demented screams during his State of the State Address brought us a gun law that makes illegal all pistols carried by the police if their magazineshave more than seven rounds. A gunman will be carrying 13 or more rounds in his gun. Whom is Cuomo protecting, the cops or the crooks ?

Anti-gun advocates should also realize that the Aurora, Col. shooter went to the onlymovie theater in the area that was declared a gun-free zone. Does anyone really doubt that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun?

The Second Amendment to the Constitution was never more forcefully used to prevent tyranny than in the Battle of Athens, Tenn. in 1946. Look it up on the internet and learn from history.

David Rivkin

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