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GUNS: Military would protect Constitution

Letter by Arne Herstad, Gig Harbor on Jan. 24, 2013 at 4:37 pm with No Comments »
January 25, 2013 9:33 am

Re: “Good luck taking on the US military” (letter, 1-24)

The writer attempts to ridicule our constitutionally imposed domestic detente by using a straw-man argument. Surely he’s aware that our military personnel are under oath to protect and defend the Constitution against enemies both foreign and domestic.

Does the writer really think those under oath to protect and defend would turn their guns on their fellow citizens?

I realize his argument was hypothetical and directed against perceived “gun nuts.” I don’t know how it advances his argument to cast our military (and by extension our first responders) as potential oath breakers.

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