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Mike Barnhill


Dear Editor:

There was an almost quarter of a Jefferson City newspaper sheet devoted to solutions for illegal hunting in Missouri's Ozarks area. Everything from hunting with dog packs, shooting from a vehicle moving and stationary with lights suddenly turned on to detect deer. Also, shooting within 100 yards of residential dwellings. Are these individuals the same ones who carry firearms to the steps of Missouri's Capitol? As the old saying goes, "It only takes a few bad apples to spoil the bunch."

Just as it takes only a few "wackos" to set fires and bust windows for stealing merchandise and the rally is labeled "law-breaking rabble." Perhaps in these examples, Donald Trump might be correct in telling us, "There are bad people on both sides."

Check out most any confrontation in sporting events, it normally is between two individuals that results in many being penalized by fines or thrown out of the game. Why? Because we all want to stand up for our team members even if they're in the wrong. This fact of supporting "our team" even if they're wrong, seems to be very much in vogue these days, especially in politics.

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