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Guns, gov’t and me

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Posted: Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

I’m a veteran with an honorable discharge. I’ve never been arrested or convicted of a crime, I’ve never been diagnosed as “crazy” or spent any time in the ha-ha hotel. But if I applied for a handgun carry permit, I’m sure I would be turned down. Only the well-connected or rich can get one in New York.

But the president, the mayor and the governor — all ardent anti-Second Amendment activists — don’t need one. They all have security details armed with submachine guns.

My life apparently isn’t worth as much.

Thomas Evans
Long Island City

The writer served in the U.S. Army’s First Cavalry Division.

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