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Reader's View: Defending Constitution is more than 2nd Amendment

Stauber and his fellow Minnesota Republicans have kept quiet about Jan. 6, 2021, when Proud Boys and Oath Keepers helped President Donald Trump stage an attempted coup.

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Once again U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber has shown that he cares more about making sure insurrectionists can access their assault rifles than about keeping children safe from gun violence (“ In wake of mass shootings, Stauber votes against gun restrictions ,” June 9).

He and his fellow Minnesota Republicans have kept quiet about Jan. 6, 2021, when Proud Boys and Oath Keepers helped President Donald Trump stage an attempted coup. Staying quiet is complicity. It violates their oaths to defend the Constitution. The only part of the Constitution they seem to want to defend is the Second Amendment, and that defense is at the expense of our children's safety and our own safety.

Maybe we need representatives with different priorities.

Robert Veitch

Richfield, Minnesota

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