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Tyranny and guns

In reading The Sun's letters to the editor over the last few years — and especially John Armstrong's recent letter ("Sheriff's refusal to enforce gun law is victory for people," June 13) — it appears that a new definition of tyranny has emerged.

It is now defined as:

1) a government which enacts laws with which I disagree; or

2) a democracy.

F. Mark Walters

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