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Letter to the Editor

‘Who will you shoot first?’


January 9, 2020

To the Editor:

I read with interest the column in the Jan. 2, 2020, edition of your fine weekly newspaper. (I look forward to reading it every week.)

Columnist Dave Scott Jr., in a somewhat sarcastic tone, asked legitimate questions about a locally discussed civil war in America. I would offer to answer those questions that he posed to people who seemed to him to be enthusiastically anticipating the horrific event.

He asked: Who will you shoot?

About three years ago, as I was planting trees with some helpers to form a riparian buffer at our farm in Shade Gap, I asked a young man the same question, “Do you know who you will shoot first?”

He said, “I know exactly who I would shoot first. I am going to shoot the person who comes to confiscate my guns.”

The recent rhetoric coming out of the mouth of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and seemingly echoed by Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf has raised the tension level.

I find it curious, but perhaps revealing, that writer Scott criticizes “a man at a Trump rally” and the “Oath Keepers”, but does not criticize Antifa.

Sincerely yours, a loyal reader,

C. Arnold McClure

Shirley Township

Huntingdon County


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