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I was upset to see the very biased cartoon that was in The Pantagraph's Sunday, May 20 Viewpoint section. It depicted the National Rifle Association as if it is connected to terrorists.

The reason that the NRA opposes bills that block sales to terrorists is because they can see that on the surface these bills fight terrorism, but below the surface they destroy the civil liberties of honest gun owners. Many people are not gun friendly because they only view guns through the anti-gun media and what they see through the images of Hollywood. They relate guns to thugs and drugs not to the importance of freedom to protect our families and selves - as Thomas Jefferson wrote of American citizens, "It is their right and duty to be at all times armed."

The socialists who are in all of our major parties, colleges and news media want to demonize guns and gun owners and indoctrinate people to trust the government to protect them.

History shows whether it's Lennon/Stalin's Russia, Hitler's Germany or Castro's Cuba, it leads to enslaving the people.

Ben Franklin stated, "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

The massacre at Virginia Tech tells us as Americans, that if the adults in the classrooms would have been armed, Mr. Cho might have killed two or three, but not 32.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said gun rights should be expanded, not restricted, in the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy. He said: "I think it makes sense for Texans to be able to protect themselves from deranged individuals, whether they're in church or whether on college campus or wherever they are."

Criminals think twice when citizens are armed.

"An armed citizen is a peaceful citizen." - Teddy Roosevelt

Charles Nicholson

Bloomington

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