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GUNS: Gun rights vs. the big 3

Letter by Earl D. Erickson, Tacoma on Jan. 17, 2013 at 11:03 am | No Comments »
January 17, 2013 11:03 am

The Second Amendment in its rightful content back in 1791 will always remain intact, but how about the big 3: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid? The fiscal cliff has passed. Now the big congressional obstruction toward the debt limit looms forward. The big 3 are on the butcher’s block again.

If the NRA and congress would equally energize their opposition on gun control versus preserving the big 3, good things will happen. Common sense favors gun control and safety. Common sense also favors preserving the citizens’ right and entitlement to a secure retirement and preventing poverty provided by Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

The big 3 should remain strong as the Second Amendment has all these years. The big 3 should also adopt an old slogan penned by gun enthusiasts, but with a twist; “Take my Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid only from my cold, dead hands.”

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