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It is appalling to that so many of the leaders that we have elected to serve in furtherance of our liberty would work so hard to take it from us. It is astounding that while they condemn laws that might disenfranchise minorities in one area, they support laws that put minorities, and in fact all law-abiding citizens at a disadvantage to criminals who will buy and use firearms regardless of the law. 

Paul Brown, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who served in the Marine Corps for five years, writes about Second Amendment rights at