History lesson: disarming citizens leads to turmoil
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 8:59 am

To the Editor:

In response to “SAFE Act Has No Place In Memorial Day Parade,” you are entitled to your opinion that political actions and political candidates have no place in the parade.

I personally feel you are incorrect. I am retired Air Force and during my career I served three times in Afghanistan, one time in Iraq, and have seen service in several other places around the world.

I have been to several countries that have disarmed their citizens and seen the turmoil that it has caused.

It sickens me to see what is happening in our state and country with the erosion of our constitutional rights and the way people would rather just turn their heads and look the other way.

Your letter leads me to believe that you are doing just that. I firmly believe that my fallen brothers and sisters in arms that we were honoring with this parade would be proud to know that there are still those that will fight for our rights.

The SAFE Act has no place in our state and the people that support the SAFE Act and the removal of guns from the hands of citizens need to wake up and pay attention to history and what is going on around the world.

Michael White

Russell