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February 7, 2013
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LETTER: Good enough for Homeland Security, but not for us

I find it a bit confusing when our illustrious senators are contemplating an assault weapons ban to the public, including standard high capacity magazines as unneeded and not suitable for personal protection.

At the same time, our Dept. of Homeland Security has an order for "7000 ea. 5.56x45 mm NATO select-fire firearms suitable for personal defense use in close quarters and/or when maximum concealment is required."

The definition of select-fire weapon is for a weapon capable of semi- or fully-automatic fire upon the flip of a switch.

Call me suspicious, but when the government wants to ban this type of weapon from the law-abiding American citizen but plans to arm its own private army with the same type of weapon, I have questions.

Currently, Congress is discussing the ban of the above weapons. It is time for our politicians to get real and stop this illegal act against the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

D. L. Smith

Grand Junction

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