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February 18, 2013
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Letter: Consider these two gun issues

Consider these two gun issues

1. God bless Utah sheriffs: I support Sheriff Hanlin’s stand against more abuse from this government, this time with respect to small arms in the hands of good citizens. All of the sheriffs in the state of Utah are standing tall, as well. I recently read the letter dated Jan. 17 that the Utah Sheriffs’ Association sent to Obama. It brought tears to my eyes to read the following: “... we are prepared to trade our lives for the preservation of (the Second Amendment) traditional interpretation.” May their tribe increase.

2. Preparing for the worst? When I saw the pictures in The News-Review on Sunday, Feb. 3 of police going into the Oakland school during a training exercise, I thought, “That would be too late.”

Somebody please explain to me in reasonable terms, without the insults and abuse, why it is preferred to have a tactical team come into a “gun-free zone” after the damage is already done. It would be better to have volunteer staff in schools and other gun-free zones who are armed, trained, and ready to take action, when immediate response is the only thing that will do.

Michael D. Heath

Myrtle Creek

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