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May 29, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Concealed weapons

Confusion about rights protecting rights

I have to agree with Todd Croteau [“Concealed weapons: Democrats carry them, too,” Opinion, Northwest Voices, May 26] that we Democrats carry guns, too. What I don’t agree with, and fail to see the logic of, is his statement that his Second Amendment right “is in place to protect the rights established under the First Amendment.”

Somehow I think it’s probably the other way around. If the First Amendment weren’t around, Croteau wouldn’t be able to express that opinion. And I don’t carry a gun to protect my First Amendment rights.

— Linda Knutson, Duvall

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