Free guns

To the Editor:

As progress towards sensible and effective gun-control laws withers, Maine Governor Paul LePage supports the proliferation of guns by opposing efforts to restrict both open and concealed gun carry.

His friend and soul mate, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, as evidence of their mutual abhorrence of gun control laws, recently vetoed a New Jersey Assembly-passed bill providing a measure of such control.

I think it likely that they would prefer, because the Constitution says every citizen has the right to bear arms, that the government offer free guns to those who do not have them, so they can defend themselves from those who do have them.

And think of the economic benefits accruing from such a policy: more jobs in the armaments, funeral and health care industries.

Gene Clifford

Mount Desert

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