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Letters: September 12, 2019


September 12, 2019


In response to Mr. Carl M. Ogren’s anti-gun rant in last week's WCG, please allow me to paraphrase Voltaire when he said “I wholly disapprove of what you say―but will defend to the death your right to say it.”

Yes, I know there is some disagreement on whether or not Voltaire used those words or whether that was an attitude summary given by Evelyn Beatrice Hall in 1906. In either case it was a noble ideal expressed well.

My paraphrase…not so much. But here it goes anyway: I wholly disagree with what Mr. Ogren said, but with my “assault rifle” (the definition of which i...

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