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Sheriff needs to brush up on Second Amendment

Dear Editor:

Regarding Sheriff Joe DiSalvo’s comments in Friday’s Aspen Daily News, Sheriff Joe says, “We never want to infringe on anybody’s right to bear arms and to protect themselves. But I also go to the level of how much is too much? How much is reasonable or what does somebody need?”

Here’s the thing, Sheriff Joe – I and we, the people, decide how much self-defense/security/protection I/we need/get, not some politicos/bureaucrats with a security detail.



DiSalvo also questioned why a person would need a weapon that “shoots a hundred rounds in less than five seconds” and said “such guns should only be in the hands of the military and law enforcement.”

Sheriff Joe, for your edification/education, semi-automatic weapons do not “shoots a hundred rounds in less than five seconds,” as anyone who has ever been in the military (except rear echelon mother figures) could tell you!




Sheriff Joe also said, “Such guns should only be in the hands of the military and law enforcement.”

Sheriff Joe, that statement is exactly why we have the Second Amendment, that our Founding Fathers so presciently put in our Constitution to protect “we the people” from just that attitude by people in political power!

All the best in your next election. I voted for you last time, but with your current comments on our constitutional rights, I will be giving that great thought!

Michael Galvis

Woody Creek


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