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Sheriff Merritt is courageous

February 10, 2013
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

I am very disappointed to see Wood County Sheriff Ken Merritt and the other courageous sheriffs in our great state subjected to such a thoughtless, knee-jerk response from what should be a responsible community commentary source (Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down opinion column). Clearly, the issues at stake here deserve more than a capricious comment such as this, accusing them of "picking and choosing which laws to enforce." The issues at stake here are serious and at the very heart of the freedoms we hold dear in West Virginia. The commentator may hold an anti-gun opinion, which I respect, and would defend his right to hold that opinion (1st Amendment right).



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