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May 24, 2009 at 6:00 AM

Concealed weapons

Democrats carry them, too

Not just anyone can obtain a concealed-weapons permit, but there is no distinction between Democrats and Republicans on the application [“Credit-card measure: GOP priority: guns,” Opinion, Northwest Voices, May 22]. Mike Kelly might be surprised that there are many millions of Democrats who own and use firearms legally and yes, many of those citizens also have concealed-weapons permits.

Perhaps Kelly should be thankful that someone is protecting his Second Amendment rights whether he chooses to exercise them or not. It has been said the Second Amendment to the Constitution is in place to protect the rights established under the First Amendment.

— Todd Croteau, Mill Creek

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