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By From page A5 | August 21, 2013

EDITOR:

If Brown, Steinberg, Leno and all the other Nazis under the dome in Sacramento have their way, this will be a news item in the future in the Mountain Democrat.

I can see it now, late at night I go to the kitchen to get some water when I hear the glass break in my front door. I grab my handgun that I always keep in a kitchen drawer, walk quietly to the hallway and turn on the light. I’m confronted by two armed thugs 5 feet inside my house. I open fire and hit both of them (I didn’t think to ask what they wanted). I remove their weapons and resist the temptation to blow their brains out as they lay there wounded. I call 911 and deputies show up within minutes, they phone for an ambulance (I didn’t think to do so). The deputies arrest them both for attempted armed robbery and burglary.

During their investigation the deputies learn that I had a loaded weapon in an unlocked drawer and they arrest me for not keeping my weapons locked up and not having my ammunition stored away from my weapons.

The thugs get a public defender and plea bargain to trespassing. They get one year probation.

I lose my house and life savings in legal fees and am found guilty. I get one year in the county jail, five years probation and can never own firearms again. The thugs sue me for violating their civil rights (the right to pursue happiness) and get a $500,000 judgement.

Isn’t this a wonderful state?

Postscript — still keep a loaded handgun in the drawer. An unloaded weapon is as useful as a drill with no drill bit.

ROBERT REILLY
Shingle Springs

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