Friday, April 25, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Gun control proposal

EDITOR:

Let’s settle this gun control thing once and for all, shall we? Fact: There are only two ways the Citizenry of America can be disarmed; no more, and no less. No. 1 — repeal the Second Amendment. This will take a vast amount of work and is extremely unlikely to ever bear fruit and most of you are far, far too lazy to even attempt it. “Incremental infringements” will not work. Our Second Amendment rights have been infringed upon too much already and we’ll have no more. No more.  That leaves you with choice No. 2 — a house-to-house confiscation campaign, probably initiated by an illegal Executive Order. This will ultimately prove to be very nasty, wet, work, and most of you don’t have the belly for it. So those are your choices. Choose one, choose the other, or sit down and shut up.

If you choose No. 1, then get to work. Find out how to propose the legislation and get moving. Go to Walmart and with your clipboard and petition and ask people to sign it. Call your legislators and ask what you can do to get this going — don’t just tell them what you want in a handy dandy little phone call or e-mail and then go back to your TV show or your Internet porn. But, if you choose No. 2, your name had better be on the signup sheet for volunteers to do the house-to-house confiscations. Simply whining, wetting yourself, and writing Letters to the Editor may make you feel better but proves you nothing more than a coward.

BILLY TELLE
El Dorado Hills

Letters to the Editor

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Discussion | 8 comments

  • Fred MillerJanuary 16, 2013 - 1:17 pm

    A simpler way to get Rid of Guns will be to get a Supreme Court that will interpret the second Amendment as it historically has ...applying to a well regulated militia. Second Amendment didn't apply to individuals. Check your history. USA has many times more guns than the UK and Japan and we have many times more gun injuries than the UK and Japan. If you don't believe that the presence of guns increases the chances of gun injury then you are ignoring reality. This often happens particularly when ideology works in place of objective public interest and policy. Guns are the cause of gun injury. We need to remove from the USA as many guns as possible. I say this to honor the life of my murdered Aunt (by her husband), Bob Harris and the thousands of gun victims.

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  • Shingle SeniorJanuary 25, 2013 - 8:50 am

    Billy, Billy, Billy.....The sheriff of this county does not speak for me or my family. He was elected to the office by the people and can be removed from that office by the voting people. The right and his paranoia about the government "is coming to take our guns" is childish and out of touch. No one needs an assault rifle and 100 rounds of ammunition to protect them or their property. When the Faux bubble people play the paranoia and fear card the right falls all over themselves in the thought that the government is coming to take their guns and freedom. Pleezzeeee go get a life and some common sense for once in your life.

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  • Shingle Jr SrJanuary 25, 2013 - 10:46 am

    SS, so the sheriff does not speak for you or your family? What does that have to do with anything? The liberal California legislature as well as Feistein, Boxer, Pelsoi etc; do you think they represent even a small portion of the folks in this county? Your options are the same as ours: vote, and if you don't like the outcome, leave. And all of my guns were bought legally here in CA. Too late to take 'em back. They're staying, regardless of what you think I don't need.

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  • Dink LaneJanuary 25, 2013 - 11:26 am

    These "gun-advocates" remind me of my 6-yr-old .... when she went stopping in her bedroom saying if she couldn't have her way she was going stay in her room forever, and I would be sorry..... Grow up people. Thank God this country was built on more level heads than this...

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  • Sylvia MedleyJanuary 26, 2013 - 11:02 am

    Oh, Billy, Faux News has got you so wound up! No one wants to disarm you. Your precious 2nd Amendment is safe, just like my precious 1st Amendment is. And I don't have to go door to door or stand in front of Raleys with a petition! I have all the faith in the world in Biden, et al. Take a deep breath and have a good day.

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  • Jack MartinJanuary 26, 2013 - 5:54 pm

    Funny how Fred Miller and his like minded dupes can purport to know what the Constitution says and get it so completely wrong. The phrase "the people" is used in the 1st, 4th, 9th, and 10th amendments and they never challenge or question what the Founders meant by that phrase. Yet that same phrase appears in the 2nd Amendment, written at the same time, by the same people and suddenly it means a government organized military entity called a militia?

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  • Ken SteersJanuary 27, 2013 - 8:42 am

    There was a 3rd way. Reelect Obama. He only needs one more Supreme court appointee to be able to do all the tings that FDR and Woodrow Wilson only dreamed about

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  • Jeff-PlacervilleJanuary 27, 2013 - 8:48 pm

    Same old red neck El Dorado County NRA BS.

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