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June 18, 2014

LETTERS FOR JUNE 18, 2014: America’s freedom is a gift from God

(Continued)

— Ken Blinco

Shipshewana

Our safety is tied to Second Amendment

The second largest city in Iraqi, Mosul, has been captured by ISIS, an al-Qaeda group. The Iraqi government has now authorized the citizens of those cities and of Baghdad to have guns to protect themselves and to fight the al-Qaeda. They do not have a Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that permits them to have guns.

For those in our country who do not like our Second Amendment and believe they will be more secure if guns are taken away from our citizens, let them move to Mexico (a “gun-free zone”) where their citizens are not permitted to own guns. In Mexico, only the army, the police and the members of the drug cartels have guns and the result of that law leaves their citizens in danger from the criminal cartels who rule parts of Mexico.

Let’s preserve our Second Amendment and our safety.

— Keith Snelson

Goshen

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