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Disarming argument

| Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Armstrong and Westmoreland counties are among the most armed in the country, accordng to U.S. Census data on households with firearms.
Dan Speicher | For Trib Total Media
Armstrong and Westmoreland counties are among the most armed in the country, accordng to U.S. Census data on households with firearms.

I was very perturbed by the letter stating that the National Rifle Association is the real danger ( “NRA & real danger” ).

Can you imagine what would happen to this great country if we were suddenly disarmed? In my estimation, we have a standing army of nearly 6 million. Would that hold up if we were invaded? That is the greatest reason why we were never invaded.

Not long ago, I heard a Japanese general asked why the Japanese didn't invade California instead of Peal Harbor. He said they would have been decimated by our armed citizens.

Most of the anti-gunners cannot comprehend this; that is why the Second Amendment was put in our Constitution.

Stop and think about it. If we were all disarmed, we would be speaking Chinese in a year.

Andrew M. Ridilla

Derry Township

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