America's First Freedom - May 2015 - 7

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Good Neighbors In Ferguson

Thank you so much for the "Friends
of Ferguson" article (February 2015,
p. 38). Good news like this needs to
reach every American. I would love
the opportunity to shake their hands.
Shame on the mainstream media for
not covering stories like this one. We
need to know there are many more
good, honest, law-abiding neighbors
than there are lawless troublemakers.
Jim Dorris
Meridian, Idaho

Stop Government From Running Amok
Thanks to America's 1st Freedom and
author Frank Miniter for another great
update on the Fast and Furious scandal
(February 2015, p. 28). If it weren't for
your publication and Fox News, this
example of government run amok
would have been swept under the
carpet long ago. Also, thanks for giving
recognition to Judicial Watch. It is a
good outfit that, like the nra, receives
no public funding. It is persistent and
effective in exposing government
corruption. My question is, if Judicial
Watch can do it, why can't Congress?
Roger Bennett
Delta, Colo.

Fast and Furious happened because
"Team Obama" thought it would be a
swell idea to use the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
and the Department of Justice to gin
up political ammunition for their
various gun-control schemes. That
idea compromised both agencies
and cost dozens of people their lives.
Piece by piece, the "most transparent
administration" in American history
is being exposed as the most opaque,
arrogant, corrupt and deceitful.
Mark R. Wietstock
Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Guns Are About More Than Self-Defense

Mark Chesnut's letter, "On The Right Side"
(America's 1st Freedom, February 2015,
p. 6), hit the nail on the head. If any
group is fearmongering and predicting
Armageddon, it is the gun grabbers,
not the nra. Our Constitution was
written specifically with us, "the people,"
in mind. The Second Amendment
was written to protect the same "the
people" mentioned in the First, Fourth
and 10th Amendments. And as much
as it is our right to defend ourselves
against criminals who would harm
us, our Founders understood the
need for protection from a tyrannical
government. I believe this was their
primary reason for writing the Second
Amendment, knowing that we
would someday face an increasingly
overreaching government.
John Latimer
Via email
It is time that we, as members of the
nra, join forces to put some of these
so-called action heroes, such as Sylvester
Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger,
out of business. These people make
millions every year by using all kinds
of firearms-including fully automatic
rifles and belt-fed machine guns-but
they do not think we as citizens should
be able to own even semi-automatic
rifles, pistols or firearms of a certain
caliber. (This is shown by the anti-gun
laws put into effect in California when
Schwarzenegger was governor, and by
Stallone's comments that regular people
should not be able to own "assault
weapons.") The only way we can affect
these people is by boycotting movies
that they are planning in the near future.
We need more real action heroes, and
should instead support those like Chuck
Norris and Bruce Willis, who support
our rights as gun owners. The Second

Official Journal of the National Rifle Association

Amendment is in the Constitution so we
can protect our families and property,
but most of all protect ourselves from
a corrupt government. We do not need
help from gun grabbers like Stallone
and Schwarzenegger.
Donald Trombley
Allen, Mich.

Support NRA-ILA'S Work

This "warning" goes out to all of my
nra brothers and sisters: I see how
this administration is salivating at the
mouth to disarm us. Just look at New
Jersey, New York, Washington state
and California. The fight is coming
to all of us. The idea of all 5 million
nra members donating $100 each is
a small sacrifice to make considering
all the lawsuits our nra's Institute for
Legislative Action (nra-ila) is involved
in as they try to protect our right to
defend ourselves and our families from
evil. Yes, it's hard to scratch together
$100, but if I can do it, living on a fixed
income, there's simply no reason we
all can't contribute to save our Second
Amendment. I'm angry. Our apathy is
what this administration is counting on.
Our nra stands up for us-let's stand up
for them. Please, fellow nra members,
dig deep and follow up with $100. Our
nra can't fight without the support of
all of us.
Thomas Jaeger
Mohnton, Pa.
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