Letter: Gun owners should train as militia

A Glock 29 10-mm pistol hangs on display

A Glock 29 10-mm pistol hangs on display with other Glock hand guns at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade show in Las Vegas. (Jan. 18, 2012) (Credit: AP)

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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].

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

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