A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, all gun owners, especially those having military (i.e. assault rifles), should be required to report to weekly militia training, associated in some way with the National Guard ["McCarthy renews push on ammo," News, Jan. 4].

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Guns should be stored at the militia center. In this way, the militia would be trained and ready to defend the state should the necessity arise. Gun ownership implies responsibilities and obligations, as well as rights.

Phyllis S. Schmutz, Nesconset