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MILITARY: Citizens’ rights not always protected

Letter by Michael Charles Tyler, Lakewood on Jan. 29, 2013 at 11:38 am | No Comments »
January 29, 2013 11:38 am

Re: “Military would protect Constitution” (letter, 1-28).

In responding to another letter (TNT, 1-24), the writer asks if he really thinks that those under oath to protect and defend would turn their guns on their fellow citizens.

Has the writer ever heard or read about the 1970 incident at Kent State University in Ohio? During the Vietnam War, the National Guard fired on unarmed protesters, killing four and wounding nine Americans who were only taking advantage of their constitutional right to protest.

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