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"Liberals are people who stand on their heads and insist that the world is upside-down." - Part Deux
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Posted by: TEEBONE ®

01/09/2021, 13:21:35

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Letter to the editor: Gun owners should oppose county board resolution


Since last April, one Vernon County Board Supervisor has been attempting to pass a resolution calling for Vernon County to be a “Second Amendment Preservation” county. Similar resolutions are being pushed through the Republican county parties by the NRA and the gun lobby around the country. This resolution pretends to speak for all Vernon County residents, opposing any and all "common sense" gun safety laws in Vernon County. No matter that I and everyone else that I know actually support these laws. No matter that Vernon County residents showed up in the overwhelming majority to oppose this very resolution at a July committee meeting. No matter that Wisconsinites and Americans - including a majority of gun-owners - overwhelmingly support common sense gun laws. No matter that this is not about the Second Amendment, nor is it about guns or about constitutional rights being violated. This is clearly a "dog whistle" to motivate gun activists and incite division.

I am a gun owner and I oppose this resolution. I also work in the mental health field with domestic abuse survivors, as well as felons and people who are on commitments. Not all people in these categories are dangerous, but I know firsthand how critical it is to keep guns out of the hands of those who are a danger to themselves or others.

This resolution sends a loud and clear message that the will of the people is not the concern of the Vernon County Board of Supervisors.

Tanja Birke, Viroqua


Barry Hirsh

"No matter that . . . Americans - including a majority of gun-owners - overwhelmingly support common sense gun laws." 

Repeating that lie doesn't make it true. The vast majority of gun owners don't approve of restrictions that only affect law-abiding, peaceable people, which all gun laws do - DE FACTO. Criminals don't obey laws, and they don't discriminate about which ones they violate. They don't get background checks, they don't get carry permits, they have no compunction about using guns to commit crimes, including but not limited to robbery and murder. 

Stick a hose in your ear, turn the water up full blast, and pressure-wash that leftist propaganda out of your head.




LIBERTY HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE

Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.

Liberals are people who stand on their heads and insist that the world is upside-down.





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