Letters to the Editor

Truth has disappeared

The AR in AR-15 rifle stands for “ArmalLite Rifle.” The press, Democrats, anti-Second Amendment crowd, Tom Brokaw, Pope Francis and President Obama tell us it stands for either “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle.” They know better but the truth no longer seems to matter. Assault weapons were outlawed in 1934. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, an arm of the Department of Justice, defines assault weapons as machine guns or totally automatic weapons. An AR-15 is neither. But certainly a truthful explanation will matter little to the anti-gun crowd.

Can the Republic survive with a single ideology slant on the news?

Joe Boston, State College

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