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Letter: Guns in Crimea would be no substitute for brains
First Published Apr 02 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Apr 02 2014 04:37 pm

A letter in the Tribune Sunday, March 30, gives us strong reasons to keep AK-47s out of the hands of macho men like Gordon Jacobs. Jacobs opined that if all the people in Crimea had been armed with AK-47s and a hundred rounds of ammo, President Putin would have backed off.

The Crimean people are mostly Russian, Mr. Jacobs, and under your scenario, they would have been killing the invading Russians!

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Russia, Ukraine and Crimea have had a thousand-year tumultuous relationship. Despite what the NRA tells you, guns are not a substitute for knowledge and brains.

Ron Swenson

St. George

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