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Gun rights: A controversial issue

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The so-called “assault” rifles, such as this one displayed by Gail Smith, co-owner of Wildwings Shooting Preserve, has been the target of anti-gun advocates. In truth, this rifle operates in exactly the same manner as a conventional rifle.

When I was a little bitty guy, I found a special gift from Santa under our tree, a pair of pistols with matching holsters and a belt. My brother and I spent the better part of Christmas day sneaking around the yard, taking out bad guys, until the roll of red paper caps ran out.
I graduated to a BB gun but the Red Ryder began gathering dust in the corner the day my dad bought me a second-hand Winchester 22 single shot rifle. I joined the ranks of some of the other six year old boys in our town who also had their first squirrel guns.

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