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SHOOTING: Hate talk is anti-patriotic

Letter by Kammie Bunes, Olympia on Jan. 14, 2011 at 11:50 am | 83 Comments »
January 14, 2011 2:06 pm

Re: “Delusions – not politics- drove Arizona gunman” (Charles Krauthammer column and cartoon, 1-13).

While i agree the shooting is not an indictment of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ record, it is an indictment of Arizona’s same-day gun permit. I am all for the right to bear arms, but think it’s ridiculous that one can get a semiautomatic weapon without a reasonable background check and waiting period.

Yes, the perpetrator is a nut job. So is Sarah Palin if she thinks those of us familiar with guns believe the cross-hairs on her website were surveyor’s marks.

Palin and Glenn Beck’s hate talk may not be responsible for the shooter’s actions, but they do encourage such action and that is reason enough to reject their kind. They are utterly contrary to what it means to be patriotic.

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