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Letters to the Editor - Feb. 2

February 02, 2013

Gun lobby perpetuating myth about Nazi Germany

To the editor:

One of the myths being perpetuated as faux hysteria by the gun lobby is that we could learn a lesson from Nazi Germany by not letting government take our guns. First off, nothing has ever been suggested in America about “taking” anyone’s guns. The means proposed to reduce U.S. gun violence is to limit access for violent and deranged persons.

As for the Hitler gun control lie, the Nazi Weapon Law of 1938 actually deregulated the purchase and sales of rifles, shotguns and ammunition for all but the Jews. Many groups, including Nazi party members, were exempted from gun ownership regulations altogether and the legal age of purchase was lowered from 20 to 18. Under Hitler, there were more guns than ever in private hands.  

Michael Delaney
Fayetteville, Pa.


Convention for the Constitution planned in West Virginia

To the editor:

The time for action is now. Your rights and freedoms as enshrined in both the state and federal constitutions are in danger.

If you are tired of just yelling at the TV and want to actually do something about it, you must attend the Convention for the Constitution on Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Shepherdstown Clarion Inn.

The West Virginia Campaign for Liberty, Blue Ridge Patriots of Berkeley County and We the People of Jefferson County are working together to help the citizens of Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan counties make a difference in their lives through action-oriented, political grass-roots training.

The convention will feature speakers who will illustrate how our rights and freedoms, enshrined in the state and national constitutions, are endangered currently by state and federal governments. Speakers will also focus on the irresponsible spending of your tax dollars, essentially stealing from the public to benefit the few elite.

The convention is free to the public, but there is limited space. To reserve a ticket, email Patricia Rucker of We the People at perucker@yahoo.com or call 304-582-6874.

Working together, as one team, we will make a difference in the Eastern Panhandle. For only through action can we hold the government accountable, and force it to be, once again, of the people, by the people and for the people.

Jessica Hayes
Falling Waters, W.Va.

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