Letters to the Editor 8-25-19

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Unable to understand those who cannot appreciate need for guns

Dear Editor,

I understand that some of my Democrat friends cannot appreciate what self-defense means but I will tell the tale anyway. Firearms are essential in a civil, safe society.  Guns are only as safe as the person behind them.

My tale is that of a family in a small western New Mexico town where a family of two little boys, a mother and a father lived in an ordinary home.

The father was a locomotive fireman and this job required him to be out of town on the other end of a run for a day or two on a regular basis. He was concerned for the safety of his family and bought a .38 caliber pistol for his wife. She was a small woman, who had been a Fred Harvey Girl at the Alvarado in Albuquerque where the two had met. They lived in Gallup where he was based.  The town had some rough areas so the gun was warranted. The little housewife slept with the gun under her pillow.

One night, when the father was at the other end of the railroad line, there was a horrendous banging on the front door waking the family.  The little housewife took the gun from under the pillow and went to answer the door trailed by her 9-year-old. She kept trying to get her son to go back to bed.

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