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Omar M. Campbell: Letter to the governor

I am a life-long gun owner, hunter, target shooter and collector of early Western firearms. Current legislation proposed at both the state and federal levels has me very worried.

I am not too concerned about closing the gun show "loophole" and banning high-capacity clips — especially drum magazines.

However, the proposal to require background checks on individuals trading, buying, selling or gifting guns to one another would be an atrocious infringement of the rights of us law-abiding citizens. It would also serve to eventually ID gun owners by building a database (de facto registration?).

I respectfully ask you to veto background checks for individual gun exchanges and all the other crack-pot proposals being debated in the Legislature.

Yours for sane gun laws,

Omar. M. Campbell

Steamboat Springs