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26 February, 2018
26 February 2018

To the Editor:

As a Vietnam era veteran, I recognize first hand that patriotism and a determined commitment to our Constitutional freedoms (First and Second Amendment rights) are characteristics of the sacrifices veterans who served endured so that these freedoms are protected by all Americans.

Those far left liberal corporations I have listed below, and their officers, share this protection, even with mob outrage and stupidity regarding these freedoms. Every veteran will defend these individual freedoms which made America the greatest nation in the world.

Why punish the law-abiding Americans who faithfully are exercising their Second Amendment rights even after enduring CNN, ESPN, MSNBC, and other “fake news” mentality. Reflect on Chicago’s record.

I personally feel, the National Rifle Association had absolutely nothing to do with the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, or the failure of that school’s security preparedness, the failure of America’s mental health system, the failure of the National Instant Check System, or the cruel failures of both federal and local law enforcement.

The responsibility lies with federal and local law enforcement which should take the majority of blame for not preventing the shooting, given they were provided with ample warnings about the eventual shooter, including multiple interactions between the shooter and law enforcement, internet reports, and anonymous inputs relaying concerns the shooter might act on threats.

On Friday February 23 it was reported that three other Broward County sheriff deputies had arrived on the scene and didn’t act, which I consider a reflection of Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel’s disgraceful leadership.

A multitude of companies including
-Delta and United airlines,
-Enterprise rent-a car, Alamo, Avis, Hertz and National
-SimpliSafe home monitoring
-First National Bank of Omaha

have shown a shameful display of far left liberal political and civic cowardice regarding Florida’s February 14 school shooting. These spineless corporations, to my knowledge, have not even provided the NRA with reasons for their decisions, but have simply succumbed to mainstream propaganda, exhibiting a mob outrage mentality.

Please remember this regarding DemocRat (Schumer/Pelosi) politics. Poly means “many," and ticks are “blood sucking creatures." Their party's logo (a donkey) explains it all.

I proudly stand with millions of other individuals who WILL protect OUR Second Amendment rights and our Constitution.

Lee Haarstick
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