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Reader Input: Mental test may backfire

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New York State recently outlawed the AR-15 assault rifle and other similar firearms.
Olympic Arms, a maker of an AR-15 version, retaliated by refusing to sell such firearms to any New York law-enforcement agency. An Olympic representative stated, “If a product that we manufacture is not legal for a private citizen to own in a jurisdiction, we will not sell that product to a law-enforcement agency in that jurisdiction.”
As a gun owner, I am very nervous about all this bi-partisan talk of keeping weapons away from folks with mental illness.
After all, if any such legislation were to actually pass, the leadership staff at the Olympic Arms Co. would be forbidden to come near any weapons, including the AR-15!
Alan Shuttleworth, Colfax