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Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

The case for mandating gun ownership. And why serving in the militia should be compulsory.
As a general rule, I react negatively to the suggestion that I should be required to do anything for the federal government. But the point about civic virtue is important. In a world where people think bacon comes from a store and cops shouldn’t be so mean when they arrest murderers, a little time spent patrolling the streets of your own town might open some eyes.
Who knows, maybe we could form a committee of citizens to maintain vigilance in the neighborhood. Might be a good deterrent to crime.

Joe Doakes

I think public safety is like tax withholding; if you had to do it yourself, your point of view would be very different.