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Post Office Massacre

August 31, 1986

With the massacre in Edmond, the NRA will again be criticized for its hostility to handgun control. But the NRA has no option. They have taken one clause of the Constitution--"the right to bear arms"--and made it the only thing in life. Other groups do the same thing. The American Civil Liberties Union takes "freedom of speech," and defends Nazis marching in Jewish communities.

The NRA states that the price of freedom is that felons and madmen be allowed to bear arms. The NRA and the ACLU are tarred with the same brush--take one clause in one document and ignore any balanced point of view.

Those who let such organizations do their thinking for them are supporting an unbalanced point of view.

JAMES B. O'NEILL

Palos Verdes

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