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Editor:

In reference to the letter from William R. Faurot in the Oct. 13, Town Crier: “How soon we forget.”

He states, “… people have the right to defend themselves and a nation the right to defend itself. George Washington’s Continental Army was supplemented by the various state militias composed of private citizens bearing their own arms. ”

After the Revolution, the supremacy of the federal government and Army was established during the putting down of the Whiskey Rebellion.

Mr. Faurot goes on to state that the Rudy Ridge shootings and the child abuser David Koresh and the Waco Branch Davidian Incident were “government provocations” that were responsible for the bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building.

Then Mr. Faurot states, “The current administration has made a series of end runs in an effort to silence gun owners” … and finally, “Yes, the federal government might attempt to take away all guns. They have not done so because the political and economic costs of confiscation would be enormous.”

Nobody in the administration/federal government has suggested any such action.

The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of U.S. citizens, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

No administration or president can throw out the Constitution or change laws without action by Congress.

As a gun owner for over 30 years, I have no such concerns. I could care less what guns Mr. Faurot has, and I suspect the federal government has other things to do than to plot to take Mr. Faurot’s guns from him.

Bob Saunders

Garner Valley/North Hollywood

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