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TONY HEWES, San Clemente

I have what I believe to be a simple question. Why does Gene James feel the necessity to make San Clemente a Second Amendment Sanctuary City? His actions reek of the politics of division.

Of course, gun owners/enthusiasts have every right to bear arms. However, Mr. James’ blatant political posturing is an embarrassment to our beautiful city. This is not who we are.

Why can’t the council focus on things like the homeless situation and other issues that might make our city a safer place?

Some who commented on this topic invoke God and scripture. Neither has a place in city, county, state, or federal government. Please stop hiding behind a holier-than-thou attitude in favor of trying to enact a completely unnecessary proposal. 

Have you seen what Texas has done regarding gun safety and regulation? I certainly hope the good citizens of San Clemente have more sense than to allow this foolery to continue. 

Put it to a vote. Let the people decide. 

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