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Here is what is on my mind for February 2019: Black History Month. I'm not Black, but 100 percent White Anglo-Saxon. Let's confront the historical racist past of America's oppressive "anti-gun/gun control legislation."

Bear in mind our government-controlled socialist public schools, colleges, universities, and academia deliberately censor, cover up, and attempt to conceal this from the public. This is both morally and intellectually dishonest!

My own Jan. 27, 2009 letter, "Gun rights protect all races, not just a few" remains archived in this newspaper. I allude to the Colt Model 1851 .36 Navy "cap and ball revolver" being the great equalizer. Like a .38 caliber (.38 Special) revolver would likewise be for today's autonomous citizen: all races, ethnic backgrounds and for both sexes.

Finally "The Carolinian: African Americans and the 2nd Amendment: The Need for Black Armed Self Defense" www.carolinianuncg.org.

"Gun Control's racist past and present: October 6th, 2017 by Creed Newton. At www.jpfo.org. JPFO, Inc. is "America's Aggressive Civil Rights Organization."

"The Racist Roots of Gun Control" by Clayton E. Cramer

Thus I dare any treasonous socialist anti-gun Bolshevik legislator in Salem who supports Senate Bill 501 to refute what I have written here. Because In all probability, they and their ilk can't!

James A. Farmer

Merrill

Gerry OBrien, Editor