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Individuals need to protect themselves

To The Eagle:

Kudos and commendations to our county commissioners for taking a stand to protect our second amendment rights. This is appropriate and timely for reasons beyond the obvious one: the Biden administration’s massive gun grab by both executive action and legislative proposal. The second amendment starts with the words “a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State,” alluding to the fact that if the central government gets out of control, as is happening now, the individual states need their militia to protect them from central government depredations. At the time the constitution was written, militia meant all able-bodied men of a certain age range, and militias were formed not only by states, but also by towns and counties for their own protection.

We currently live in a sort of demilitarized zone between Portland and the Tacoma-to-Seattle sprawl, where the governors and mayors have abused and abandoned our law enforcement troops, and turned control over to the thugs of Antifa and BLM. Meanwhile, the Biden gang has engineered a massive humanitarian crisis at our southern border, and is transporting drug cartel gang members, human traffickers, middle-eastern terrorists, and other assorted miscreants to defenseless towns all over the country. So we don’t need to worry about organizing an armed rebellion or an underground resistance. The friendly fed may deliver action-packed entertainment right to our own neighborhood.

Thanks, commissioners, for doing the right thing.

Howard Brawn

Puget Island


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