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Cheshire Resident and Tea Party Supporter: "Guns Protect Us"

Letter to the editor on gun control in wake of Colorado shooting.

Editor's note: The following letter to the editor was submitted by Cheshire resident John Pepper* as an opinion.

The events in Aurora CO were tragic. Very sad. There are millions of good responsible sportsmen and gun owners in our great country, and a few bad apples. We should not  allow the action of one to be used to remove our God-given right to keep and bear arms. Especially, this is not the time to bow to the UN and its small arms treaty, which seeks to disarm Americans. Iran is on the treaty committee, and will use the UN to weaken us. The second amendment is to protect us from being ruled by a tyrannical government. The damage done by one evil person in Colorado was devastating, ;  the number of lives taken by evil government regimes are thousands times the Aurora toll. Call Senators Joe Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal today. God bless America, Long Live the Republic.

*Pepper is a supporter of the Tea Party movement and helped organize the protest rally at Cheshire Town Hall on June 29 against the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. A YouTube video of the rally can be seen here.

Christopher July 28, 2012 at 01:26 PM
The only fear I sense is from those who want to protect their selfish bonding sessions and not discuss issues with how easy it is to get a 100 round clip without any sort of checking.
Patrick Madley July 28, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Ah, Dan, I will not argue with you. I have my opinion as you do yours. I favor gun regulations. I favor our second amendment. All I am saying is that those who are not capable of having a gun, should not. And, just one side note, my family came straight from NYC and half of them still live there. Just making a comparison to you.
MisterSpuddy July 28, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Me too, Nadine. The blood of innocents is on the hands of people who think this way.
Harry July 28, 2012 at 09:48 PM
If gun laws were as strict as they are, some of the military personal may have been carrying or some other law abiding citizen and this thing would not be nearly as bad. Why aren't you all up in arms about the Obama administration providing GUNS to Mexican war lords that end up KILLING AMERICANS.. Where are you on that liberals
KevinMcG July 28, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Our ridiculously lax gun control is a direct result of the fear mongering media. An uncessarily frightened public feels compelled to buy guns to prtoect themselves from an exagerated threat. Allowing people to buy assalt weapons is a disgrace. If you want guns for sport or personal protection fine but claiming you have a right to own a weapon that fires multiple rounds per second is a crime against all reason.

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