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Letters: September 5, 2019


September 5, 2019

Ban assault rifles

It is time for the United States to permanently ban the purchase and ownership of assault rifles. The assault rifle serves no purpose except to kill another human being. They have no legitimate purpose for hunting or any other reason except to fuel “Rambo” fantasies. The argument that the assault rifle is needed for personal protection bears no weight because there are many other choices of guns for personal protection. Under the second amendment the terms “well-regulated militia” is often used to justify the ownership of guns. I refer...

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