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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta July WS THE tETHMIDGE HERALD 11 When presidential candidate George Wallace was shot by a psychopath on May 15, every hunter and target shooter in this country only in honest sympathy for the governor, but because this tragic event was sure lo create a new wave of anti-gun hysteria at all levels o[ government. That it dirt so is now history, but there are somt indications that the public is no longer ready to panic. Newspaper editorials, radio and TV commen- the first Lime since thai horrible day when President John F. Kennedy was murdered, began to present both sides of a thorny problem. Of course the misguided propagandists are still there. They'll always be with us although, thank- fully, common sense now appears lo be ascending. And with common sense can come reasoned solu- lions. OUR MISGUIDED PROPAGANDISTS have been most adepl al the art of using a half-truth lo build a complete lie Adolph Hitler made il work for a very short time before he was overwhelmed. Adolph was a great hand al gun control: he simply con- fiscated all firearms and enslaved his herrenvolk. The thing thai always bugs misguided propagan- dists is a tendency of people to use their heads alter an initial panic. Far-out arguments from both sides are chewed over and discussed. Mr. Average Citizen is no patsy in a free society, nor is he unduly moved by radical statements from right, lefl, or dead centre. Hysterical charges thai Ihe U.S. and Canada are violent nations, so all firearms should be confiscated. leave him cold. Equally stupid announcements from sports- men that control is "communist inspired'' generate an impolite-smile. Anti-gun crusaders ignore the tremendous value of hunting and hunter revenue as a constructive lool in presreving wildlife: they are quite as vociferous in scorning target shooting as vital training for THE PUBLIC AUCTION OF USED FARM MACHINERY FOR BRIDGE FARM CENTRE (LETH.) AND ANDERSON SUPPtlES (WARNER) WILL BEGIN AT I OlOQ A.M. JULY 14 of a mile east of Skyline Esso on the Coutls Highway. Haverland Auctioneering of Edmonton is in charge'of the sale. SALES SERVICE IS YOUR EXCLUSIVE... DEALERS Trailer Thai Le's Little Trucks Do Juhs" Nobleford Lefhbridge Taber PHONE PHONE PHONE 824-3255 328-0096 273-3433 NOW EXPANDED TO COLLEGE MALL ALBERTA See our complete selection of merchandise on display including: Electric Ranges Refrigerators and Freezers Cabinet Color Televisions Portable, Table and Clock Radios Components and Cassette Tape Recorders Air Conditioners Stereos NOW LOCATED IN COLLEGE MALL AND 1242 3rd AVENUE SOUTH See our many other fine selections from ADMIRAL, SANYO, TOSHIBA, HITACHI, and mony, many more! ;