Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Bear arms letter

EDITOR:

Holy smokes! I must commend the creativity of the reader who wrote about the “Right to Bear Arms” in Friday’s edition of the Mountain Democrat. In exercising his right to free speech, he cleverly utilized several suppositions as fact to try to prove his point. Most people reading the letter probably realized that without knowing who the “idiot” apparently discharging a weapon was, there could be no guarantee that the “idiot” was an NRA member. Concurrently, without knowing the direction of the “pop, pop, pop” the reader concluded that the discharge was into the air and associated the assumed act to an act of “lunacy” that resulted in the death of an 8-year-old girl 30 years ago.

The point of this letter is to those of us that frequently like to give our opinions … be sure the statements you make are fact based through either direct observation or through research.

ANTHONY J. ARJIL
Placerville

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Discussion | 13 comments

  • RichardApril 10, 2013 - 7:16 am

    My comment is based on direct observation, "screw the NRA."

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  • cookie65April 10, 2013 - 7:55 am

    My favorite part of the letter was how glad the writer was that he had sold his weapons so he could be sure they wouldn't be discharging themselves into the air. He did manage to communicate the greatest danger we face in America, the IQ's of those who elected obama, twice.

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  • cookie65April 10, 2013 - 7:59 am

    "I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them." George Mason Co-author of the Second Amendment during Virginia's Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788

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  • cjApril 10, 2013 - 8:53 am

    Dear cookie64 I think the IQ was higher than those who voted for Bush, twice.

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  • cookie65April 10, 2013 - 10:18 am

    cj, actually you don't think. You only emote. Your are only able to repeat what you have been trained to believe. You aren't even capable of expressing an original thought, you have to hijack mine.

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  • Paddy O'furnitureApril 10, 2013 - 12:35 pm

    My comment is based on direct observation, "Screw Richurd Sandness". If you're ever at Mercy and your nurse is a wild-eyed nutburger in his early 60's staggering around mumbling about the NRA, walk out!

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  • Paddy O'furnitureApril 10, 2013 - 2:04 pm

    On Drudge: "32 GUN PURCHASES EVERY MINUTE UNDER OBAMA"....http://cnsnews.com/blog/gregory-gwyn-williams-jr/fbi-conducting-32-gun-purchase-background-checks-minute-under-obama ...... Swing and a miss for the Chicago Gutter Snipe and his greasy little Marxist comrades.

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  • Dink LaneApril 10, 2013 - 4:00 pm

    Dear Fiscally Conservative Readers..... Who is paying for the 70,291,000 background checks????? ............ Every Single Teacher in in Every Single County (public or Private) has to PAY $80 every single "Background check" for each county they work in ...... YET...Fiscally Conservative GUN BUYERS do NOT pay for their "Background checks" .... and they can afford to because they're spending $2000 on a Assault weapon + $100 per box..... (That's more than most teachers make in a month)........Fiscally conservative??? ..... HA, HA, HA, HA.....

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  • Ken SteersApril 10, 2013 - 5:50 pm

    Paddy have you ever seen Sandness in his bike shorts wearing his helmet with rear reflectors attached? I threw up in my mouth a little. And to think that puke nurses mentally ill people?

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  • Ken SteersApril 10, 2013 - 5:53 pm

    As far as the idiot that calls itself Dink is concerned. There are only 7 million teachers in the entire US dumbass.

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  • Paddy O'furnitureApril 10, 2013 - 7:18 pm

    Dinkie steps on the rake again; did you know that when you buy a gun in CA, in addition to the sales tax, you are charged $25 for the BG check? Of course you didn't know that! Add that to the list of things Dinkie doesn't know. Ken's right, you really are a dum bass.

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  • GatopelonApril 11, 2013 - 8:02 am

    I'm with Richard, screw the NRA! The NRA are nothing but big liars and primps for weapons and ammo manufacturers. Telling their membership ever since Obama took office, that Obama was going to take all our weapons. Thus driving weapons and ammo sales sky high. Done with lies and fear created solely by the NRA.

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  • Ken SteersApril 11, 2013 - 8:35 am

    Screw the NRA? Fine, I'm not a fan of it either. For nutballs like galopion. Guess what. You live in California. We already have the strictest gun laws in America. Still you hear NRA members pop, pop, popping their guns over your heads. What are you going to do about. My question to you gerbil stuffers is, do you feel lucky? Well do you... PUNK.

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