Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

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Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

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Letter writer out of touch with reality


This in response to an op/ed article by Mike Harman titled "What if the 2nd Amendment were repealed?" Of course Mr. Harman is entitled to his opinion, however I believe his remarks smack of a far left agenda that longs for the day when all law-abiding citizens are stripped of their right to own a personal firearm.

The case of 2nd Amendment rights has been argued before the Supreme Court several times and each time, at least so far, the court held the right of the individual to own a firearm.

There are numerous laws on the books regarding firearms but, so far, it hasn't helped reduce the crime rate in Chicago. The problem is not the law-abiding citizen, it's the criminal who will always have a gun, regardless.

Mr. Harman makes the comment that guns are next to useless in an attack and he depends on the police for protection. …

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