, Newburyport, MA


January 18, 2013

Who are the tyrants we are supposed to be fighting?

To the editor:

In a recent column Barbara Anderson wrote, “ If our other freedoms are threatened, we all have the right to grab our guns and run to the battlefield.” I thank her for clarifying the purpose of owning guns.

I thought it was just for target practice, hunting and shooting people who threatened you with a gun. She now tells me that I can use a gun to fight tyranny.

But I have a few questions, Barbara. Do I, as an individual, determine that my freedoms are being threatened or does some organization make that determination for me? In either case, I’m supposed to grab my gun and run to the battlefield. Barbara, exactly where is that battlefield?

You see, when I was a combat infantryman in the Battle of the Bulge and in Germany during WWII fighting tyranny, I was told where the enemy was. Also, although as a lowly PFC I was not privy to the strategic plans of the generals, I did know exactly whom to shoot at, and it was clear that I should not shoot at fellow American soldiers.

So, I’m wondering, can you tell me whom to shoot at when I feel tyrannized? And by the way, will there be someone leading this uprising? I know Charlton Heston is dead.

Alfred Moskowitz


Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Bill Murray Continues To Be Just Bill Murray By Eating Some Free Bill Murray Ice Cream Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect Hillary Clinton Blamed Bill's Affair With Monica Lewinsky On Abuse He Suffered As A Child 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans