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Unfair comparison

After looking at your most recent editorial cartoon [FCW, June 22] I do not think that John Klossner has a complete understanding of the constitutional right being violated by the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

The pictures of a park, expressway and cable television should not be characterized with the gun shop. Access to a park, expressway or cable television were not addressed in the Constitution. If Mr. Klossner had illustrated Rep. Toughoncrime being charged an FBI or other federal fee before [he] could participate in a constitutionally guaranteed activity, such as religion and speech, then the gun shop would be appropriate. I do not have cable television and do not visit national parks that charge a fee. I do purchase and use weapons intended for sporting and self-defense.

I am a Vietnam-era veteran and have grown up with a respect for and access to handguns, rifles and shotguns. I have passed civilian and military firearms safety/training classes. I vote in local and national elections. If further politically slanted or out-of-context comparison editorials continue to appear in FCW, I shall cancel my subscription and advise my co-workers to do likewise.

Joe Walsh

via e-mail

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