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Letter: Thoughts on Second Amendment

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

My name is Charles B. “Chuck” Thompson and, to set the record straight, I am not the one that was at the county meeting this past Tuesday night (Dec. 3) as I was across the street at the Botetourt Lodge meeting which began at 7 p.m. and was not over until late. I want people to know my position on gun control and Second Amendment rights in this country.

I am 85-plus years old and have not hunted since I moved to Gloucester 19 years ago. I currently own a Remington Model 10 12-gauge shotgun capable of carrying five shells, a .410 single-barreled shotgun which my father gave me when I was young and a Sears, Roebuck .22-gauge semi-automatic rifle which I used to hunt rabbits and other small game. When I was growing up, most people who were hunters also had such guns as military assault weapons were not available to the public. In that era of this country, any submachine guns or automatic weapons had to be registered with the state and no one hunted w...

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