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2017 Letters to the editor stock

I really appreciate the NRA looking out for my Second Amendment rights, but I would like them to look a little further. I'm getting older now, and my hunting skills are getting a little shaky. I think I should be allowed the use of a fully automatic gun because of my age. That would sure help me bag a deer or two. I don't think it's asking too much to help the elderly. After all, it is my Second Amendment right. It's for hunting, you know.

Also, my fishing skills are deteriorating, and I think my Second Amendment rights should allow me the use of grenades to bring up some fish. It would sure save me some time so I would not miss my nap.

And since I am part of the militia, I think I should be allowed to carry my assault gun with high-capacity magazines anywhere I want to go. It's very inconvenient to stash my assault gun when I go shopping and to hide it when I go out for dinner. After all, it is my Second Amendment right.

I'm glad you have a spokesman like Ted Nugent. He is right; we should all be armed, but we shouldn't be limited like we are now. This would be a better world if everyone could carry assault guns no matter where we go; after all, it is our Second Amendment right.

I sure wish Nugent could have been in Florida the day those kids got killed so he could show us the bravery he has now that he didn’t have 50 years ago.

Marcel Thomas, Hobart



Marc Chase is a veteran investigative reporter, columnist and editor of more than two decades. He currently leads The Times news staff as local news editor. He can be reached at 219-933-3327.