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letters | GUN RIGHTS: IMAGINING WHAT THE FOUNDERS THOUGHT

Jefferson’s words reverberate

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Thomas Jefferson is often quoted as having said, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” I feel sure that he would have trimmed that tree judiciously when it had grown so large as to require the blood of innocent children.

Roger C. Chappuis

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