After his death, a second amendment supporter, leaves a message on gun violence

My father was a hunter. He didn’t own an assault weapon. We don’t make war on animals just other humans. There’s been no war declared inside the U.S.

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The following posthumous editorial appeared in The Charlotte Observer on August 6, 2019. It speaks for itself.

“Larry Swenberg died of ALS this spring, a few months before gunmen killed 29 people in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Swenberg, a retired doctor of veterinary medicine in Durham, was a gun owner and avid hunter, but he was horrified at mass shootings inflicted by assault-style weapons. His wife, Gwen, sent us this op-ed from her husband last week, before Dayton and El Paso. One of his last wishes, she said, was to leave a message for his fellow Second Amendment supporters — and all of us.:

I am a 73 year-old retired doctor of veterinary medicine and a political independent who is neither a politician nor a Washington insider, but a citizen pleading to stop the carnage of assault weapons. I am a former hunter, recreational shooter, current gun owner…

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One thought on “After his death, a second amendment supporter, leaves a message on gun violence

  1. Suzanne, thanks for sharing your story. Most gun owners, by far, in America do not belong to the NRA. Their voice should be heeded. We have seen time and again, it only takes one extremist to alter the future lives of dozens, even hundreds. It is not just the deceased, it is the wounded, the traumatized and their families and friends. Thanks for the reblog. Keith

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