Aspen and guns

Dear Editor:

The gun-control issue is poorly understood. Aspen’s history includes an armory. Did it provide arms to a militia sent to put down a Ute Indian uprising?

The Aspen Historical Society might clarify how the right to bear arms worked back in the old silver-mining days. The armory still stands on Galena Street and has been remodeled into City Hall.

Ken Moore

Santa Barbara, Calif.