Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin’s letter to Vice President Joe Biden left room for interpretation. Perhaps Hanlin wants it that way. Hanlin’s Jan. 15 broadside to the White House’s pointman on gun control could be viewed as drawing a line in the sand against stricter laws. Or it could be seen as a shrewd move to defuse a dangerous situation. The first interpretation is based on what Hanlin wrote in his letter. He bluntly stated his antipathy to more gun laws. He thinks tougher gun laws would make for a less-safe society, would infringe on constitutional rights and would not …
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