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Letter: Take away the ammo, take away the guns

So, the president and his shlumps are at it again. (Do they ever quit?) Messing with the Constitution. Bill of Rights? Maybe for the Islamic State. For sure with Iran nukes. They can’t take away the guns, so they are now trying to ban some types of commonly used ammo. In this old piece of paper that is still important to some of us, there is a Second Amendment that so happens to enforce all other amendments. Try and ban “high-capacity magazines” (they are standard capacity) for modern sporting rifles. They are not “assault rifles.” An assault rifle has to have the ability to fire fully automatic. Ain’t gonna happen in Colorado. The law is unenforceable.

The news — yes, even Fox — portrays modern sporting rifles as mass-murder black guns of death. I’ve got a World War II Springfield Amory M1Garand that can knock down steel plates at 600 yards all day long. Not black. Not “high cap.” Just a steel-and-walnut chunk that saved the world.

David Olexsak

Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Aspen

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