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LETTER: Domestic terrorism

(metro creative)

To the Editor:

Is it a rational response to continued mass shootings with AR-15 assault style guns to propose as a solution to allow any gun, to anyone, anywhere? I say no, that is very irrational, but that is basically what the spokespersons for the National Rifle Association continue to shout at us. The United States faces many threats and at this moment the most serious threat to our national security is domestic terrorism. We need to expand our efforts beyond preventing school shootings to preventing all mass shootings.

Regardless of what the original intentions of the NRA were when it was founded in 1871 it is now primarily a lobbyist for the gun manufacturers and dealers. The NRA now promotes any gun, to anyone, anywhere, which is the same as shouting fire in a movie theater. It is pouring gas on the smoldering fire of armed revolution by so-called patriots, and the many hate groups that think they know what the Constitution "really means."

Let's face the truth — the NRA has become radicalized and no longer represents the best interests of responsible gun owners and hunters. It is a domestic terrorist organization. If you are a member you are supporting domestic terrorism and your name should be on a terrorist watch list. The best way to stop these mass killings is to stop supporting the NRA. Cancel your membership right now!

Richard Peterson

Wewela