Wednesday letters: We need guns for protection

October 2, 2013 

I haven’t had a gun (pistol) since I was in the Navy over 50 years ago. I presently don’t own one, but would buy one if I wished.

About 250 years ago, the Brits made it clear why we need weapons — to protect ourselves from thugs both within and without the government.

Neil J. Mahoney

Columbia

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