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The war on ... prairie dogs?

I have to laugh when Republicans argue that assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are necessary to control prairie dogs and varmints. How embarrassing!

I am not a gun nut, but I never had trouble shooting groundhogs in our backyard using a single shot 22 when I was 12. Do today’s Republicans really need an assault weapon and a high-capacity magazine to neutralize a prairie dog? Perhaps a gun safety course and marksmanship training should be required.

AR-15s have more destructive power than the M-16s issued to our troops in Vietnam. These weapons of war are designed to kill lots of people quickly and have no place on the streets of America.

Scott MacDonald

Higganum

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