NRA -- not really American?

Letter to the editor 1/31/13 edition

January 31, 2013 

Dear Editor,

I would like to respond to Peter Cavanaugh's remarks about the National Rifle Association published in the Jan. 24 edition of the Sierra Star in his "For Your Consideration" column.

Peter: Do you have a clue about the demographics of the NRA's 4.5 million members? Your column proves your complete ignorance of the NRA.

The men and women who make up the NRA are proud patriots, many who served this country honorably in battle. They respect guns, own them legally, use them safely, and are quick to defend those who cannot defend themselves. You aren't nearly qualified to judge their credentials or their courage.

The question was a simple one. If large caliber, high capacity, semi-automatic weapons are needed to defend high profile children at school, then why take them away from others who also have children to defend? It is hypocritical to allow some to be defended adequately and deny that right to others. That is elitist and it is folly. Do something about the criminals who break the laws. "Support and Defend" the rights of law abiding citizens who don't.

I also note you failed to mention the voter fraud nation-wide that got Obama reelected. The numerous precincts with "over" 100% voter turnout and not one vote for Romney. The GOP pole watchers made to leave the poles by union thugs.

The illegals and dead people who voted because Democrats fought against election reforms to include voter identification. I "consider" your convenient selection of incomplete and misleading facts about the election and the NRA to be self-serving and reprehensible. But that seems to be a common thread these days in the president's administration and your articles.

Steve Hall, North Fork

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