“Chairman” drags King into gun control debate
Jan 23, 2013 | 2808 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

Just when you think you have heard the most outrageous utterances from our gun-aholics, they one-up themselves. Following is the twisted logic presented by Larry Ward, chairman of Gun Appreciation Day:

“I believe that gun appreciation day honors the legacy of Dr. King. First of all, we're looking for a peaceful protest, looking for people to come out and to remind the members of Congress and the president how we feel about our Second Amendment, and the truth is, I think Martin Luther King would agree with me if he were alive today that if African Americans had been given the right to keep and bear arms from day one of the country's founding, perhaps slavery might not have been a chapter in our history.”

Did anyone tell this "chairman" that Martin Luther King is not alive today because he was assassinated with a firearm? No, he is not around to be boggled by this "chairman's" asinine assertion.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Zizelis

Bayside

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