USA made by the gunTo the Forum:

I saw this letter by Ernest Perry of Kapa’a in your Sunday, April 2, 2000,

Garden Island on page 4A in your “Forum” section. It was entitled “No guns, no

crime?” In the confusing exposition he seemed incapable of reasoning to a point

of comprehensible conclusion.

I am not confused: Our country, the United

States of America, was made by the gun and not just the plow. Without the gun

the British would have laughed at us, the Indians would have pushed us back

into the Atlantic, and the Mexicans would still have Texas and California.

Thanks to the Kentucky Long Rifle, the Henry, The Remington, the Springfield

and the Colt, our country is what it is today.

What are we to be if the

gun control bleeding hearts have their misguided way: The Philippines in the

Second World War when the Japanese walked almost all over it, or Bosnia or

Kosovo in Yugoslavia in the 1990’s?

What our federal government in

Washington, D.C., has to do is to realize that they must begin to trust their

citizens again, like they did in the old days of Presidents Andrew Jackson,

Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and Theodore Roosevelt.

A government

that does not trust its own citizens is a government that’s on its way out.

When guns are only to be found in museums that will be the day when the

citizens will also be behind display glass — stuffed mannequins of a once

proud people: No more Daniel Boones, Jim Bowies, David Crocketts, Colonel

Travises, Buffalo Bill Codys, or Sergeant Yorks.

Joseph R.




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