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Letter to the Editor: Gun Control

Posted: January 2, 2013 - 11:00am

Dear Editor,

I am writing to say that Republicans and some very conservative Democrats are on the wrong side of gun control and “Obamacare”.

First, I know everyone has heard about the tragic killing of the grade school children and the adults in Connecticut. Now most Republicans and very conservative Democrats seem to be just fine with the current laws. I ask you, “Why does anyone, outside of the armed forces, need an assault rifle of this killing capacity?” The public who wants these rifles say they like to target practice and hunt with these rifles. There are hand guns and other kinds of rifles that can do these same things! Again, why allow assault rifles to be owned be the public? I say these kinds of rifles should not be allowed!

Second, I believe the Republicans and very conservative Democrats need to study “ObamaCare” much, much more. I believe conservatives are supposed to be against “the free give away programs like Medicaid”. I have heard the President say himself that all, but the very poor citizens, will have to be on some kind of health insurance and/or pay the government some money to buy insurance from the government! I ask you, “Isn’t this a way to eliminate some of the current ‘give away’ of Medicaid?” I personally know families that had all of their children using Medicaid. These families pay a net of no income taxes and get a large sum of money back by using the child tax credit and the earned income credit! Wouldn’t “Obama Care”get rid of some of this outrageous government give away ?

I ask you, “Please ponder these two subjects to see how you really, really feel about these controversial issues!”

Timothy ( Tim ) Monroe Bledsoe, North Augusta resident

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