Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Oregonian public blog to discuss Assault Weapons Ban on 3/15/09

On 3/7/09 the Oregonian ran an opinion called "Growing Fears on the Southern Border." It repeated the canard floated earlier this month that gun control in the U.S. is necessary to help curb drug violence in Mexico. In response, I sent them a letter (see below) which will be posted to The Oregonian public blog at 8 PM Saturday, 3/14. The post will be listed in the Sunday edition, with links to the online discussion.

This will offer a good opportunity to voice your opinions on recent proposals to restrict U.S. gun rights in the name of the War on Drugs. My opinion is that the War on Drugs has from the very begin served as a poor mask for overreaching government policies, on both the right and left, and it's no surprise to see it trotted out in the gun control debate.

To visit the Oregonian post, go to "My Oregon" located at The post will appear at 8 p.m. Saturday, 3/14.

Please make your voices heard. Thanks.


Original Letter, excerpt:
Your opinion column in Saturday's edition (3/7/09) titled "Growing fears on the southern border" repeats the current murmur that gun violence associated with narcotics trafficking in Mexico is the result of gun laws in the U. S. . . [This letter is now the property of The Oregonian, please log in to read the full text and to join the conversation. -Z.]

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