Monday, April 21, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Remembering Anthony

EDITOR:

On Dec. 20, Anthony Dumont would have turned 32 years old; however, his life was tragically cut short on July 20, 2008.

We will always remember his gentle nature and his wonderful smile. Remember his love for his family and friends, the outdoors, fishing and hunting.

As we raise our glasses in a toast to him on his birthday, we will share our memories of him. He is missed by so many who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will live on in our hearts and will never be forgotten.

From his friends and family at Newtown Firearms.

GAIL A. ANDERSON
Placerville

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Discussion | 22 comments

  • JackJanuary 06, 2014 - 11:03 am

    Such supreme, unintended irony! The merchants of death at Newtown Firearms bemoaning the loss of one of their own without giving a thought, no doubt, to the unintended, or intended, loss of life caused by the stuff they sell.

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  • EvelynJanuary 06, 2014 - 11:27 am

    Not to detract from your point, Jack, but in the U.S. prescription drugs cause approx. 106,000 deaths p.a. Firearms: 32,000.

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  • Joe MommaJanuary 06, 2014 - 12:08 pm

    Jack you should go after the car dealers in town too! Over 34,000 Deaths occur in vehicle accidents every! Cars are worse than guns, BAN THEM! People like Jack should be wrapped in bubble wrap and kept in their rooms for the safety,,,LOL

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  • JohnJanuary 06, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    And don't forget the bars, they deal in death too with all that alcohol that they FORCE people to drink!

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  • Z E R OJanuary 06, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    cannabis (marijuana) deaths

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  • cookie65January 07, 2014 - 5:03 am

    Jack, I sometimes think I do a fair job of illustrating leftist ignorance and groupthink, but I will never do it as well as the lemmings do themselves. Water causes more deaths than guns. Gravity causes more deaths and injuries than guns. Merchants of death? What an ignoramus.

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  • cookie65January 07, 2014 - 5:09 am

    Jack shines a light on why a Costco flyer shows a crockpot with a "food not included" disclaimer.

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  • Not that I care. I just can't stand ignoranceJanuary 06, 2014 - 6:24 pm

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-179264/Cannabis-kills-30-000-year.html

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  • EvelynJanuary 06, 2014 - 7:28 pm

    Not that I care: The first line of your linked article uses the word "could". The balance of the article makes calculations based on hypotheticals, not on hard data.

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  • EvelynJanuary 07, 2014 - 6:26 am

    Marijuana: So Evil, the U.S. Gov’t Owns the Patent “Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants” - HERE: "Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia."

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  • Very SadJanuary 06, 2014 - 6:40 pm

    Gail I'm sorry for your families loss. Sometimes people don't understand the pain of loss of a loved one. God Bless your family

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  • EvelynJanuary 07, 2014 - 6:29 am

    The Top 10 Studies Of 2013 Proving The Medicinal Power Of Cannabis - HERE

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  • missing the pointJanuary 07, 2014 - 7:16 am

    Evelyn, do you really need to use this venue to talk about your issue? There is a grieving family...

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  • EvelynJanuary 07, 2014 - 7:25 am

    missing: You make a good point.

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  • EvelynJanuary 07, 2014 - 7:27 am

    . . . HOWEVER: It appears that most of the comments follow on from Jack's "merchants of death" remark.

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  • missing the pointJanuary 07, 2014 - 12:28 pm

    Evelyn hopefully you are wiser than most. Obviously many still grieve.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 07, 2014 - 12:52 pm

    "...however, his life was tragically cut short on July 20, 2008." not 2014.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 07, 2014 - 12:56 pm

    I am always sorry to hear someone has died...but it was several years ago...oh well. I still remember my friends that have passed--just not several years later in a paper. sometimes I feel that certain articles on people deaths are resurrected to distract from the posting that is going on at the time.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 11, 2014 - 7:22 pm

    No class...i have found what you are talking about...out of all these comments...you picked mine as the worse? Again to the family--they are welcome to call and chew me out 5306444072....I still am sorry about someone dying. I dont know anything about the drugs and other items being talked about. As far as my statement--I stand by it...I do feel that some articles are made up at times. that did not reflect how on I feel about people dying.

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  • Fran DuchampJanuary 11, 2014 - 7:33 pm

    Here the commenters are answering to jacks comment. From this conversation...I was watching arguments about guns (which I believe is everyone s right to own.) and weed...which I have voted "yes" to-- since the 1990 s. So this is where my response came from. Many times articles are done to incite emotions towards different political ideas. Honoring one of your own is great...during a time of anti arms and weed...I do not know anything about Newtown Firearms--but I would have left this as friends and family of Anthony. The article would have been left alone.

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  • Robert D NollJanuary 15, 2014 - 10:24 am

    sorry for your loss

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  • R. ChapnickJanuary 16, 2014 - 11:18 pm

    I always enjoyed talking to Anthony in the store on Broadway. So proud to work there and share his vast knowledge of firearms with others. Robert and Gail treated him like family. He will be missed.

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