Letter to the Editor

Not proud of our gun-based history

Thursday, October 12, 2006

To the editor:

Alma Nenninger is somewhat right in saying in her letter to the editor that America was built with guns. With guns, we took most of this country from its owners, including Indians and Mexicans. I am not against gun ownership, but neither am I very proud of the way we acquired the lands that form America, nor the various ways we justified doing it back then.

M.J. TOOMBS, Marble Hill, Mo.