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GUNS: Our toxic divide seems to be getting worse

Letter by Chuck Burton, Steilacoom on June 3, 2013 at 11:47 am with No Comments »
June 3, 2013 3:05 pm

I am surely not the only one fatigued by the interminable letters about guns, each side talking past and ignoring the arguments of the other. What has happened to the old-fashioned ethic of seeking consensus? Our toxic political divide just seems to get worse and worse.

I am even more tired of gun rights advocates who insist on leaving out half of the Second Amendment as if it doesn’t exist: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

Whatever one’s position, omitting the first half of the sentence destroys any sense of context in trying to have a rational discussion.

 

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