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Article posted: 2/14/2013 5:00 AM

Be glad police are armed, ready to protect us

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Ms. Litwin of Arlington Heights makes an interesting point when she asks if the NRA would recommend arming all firefighters, or whether SWAT teams should be sent in before hoses (Fence Post, Jan. 20, "Would NRA arm our firefighters next?"). I would like to remind her of a little piece of Chicago history from the 1960s when, during the riots of the Democratic National convention, firefighters were fired upon by armed assailants. Mayor Richard J. Daley, ordered police to "shoot to kill," in order to protect the firefighters. He did not seek recommendation from the NRA. He decided, as mayor, to protect those who put their life on the line for U.S.

So, if sending in SWAT teams to protect life and property is what is needed, you should be happy to live in a country where the police are armed and will do what is necessary to protect all of us, even you, without recommendation of the NRA.

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Dan Vincent

Elk Grove Village

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