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Scoundrels at play

| Thursday, June 30, 2016, 8:55 p.m.

Shortly after the Civil War, our nation began an westward expansion that eventually allowed the U.S. to become the greatest nation on Earth. Unfortunately it was not without controversy. Conflicts with Native Americans occurred. Those encounters between white settlers and the Native Americans allowed a particular type of villainy to flourish. Profiteers emerged, a particular type of despicable scoundrel who valued profit over the lives of their fellow citizens and sold firearms illegally to Native Americans.

It seems today we are burdened with the same type of profiteering. We have people who are willing to place the lives of Americans in harm's way for the want of higher profits, all the while screaming constitutional rights. Are you listening, National Rifle Association? Are you listening, GOP?

Gene Watson


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