I think it’s a shame that millions of dollars were spent on building a hospital out of Augusta, rather than upgrading and expanding the previously existing hospital in town. A considerable number of residents no longer have access to an emergency room to which they could walk, shuffle, stagger or crawl. Of course, these people have no money so they will no longer be a burden.

On another matter, those people owning assault rifles, and the National Rifle Association, which defends them, completely ignore the first part of the Second Amendment, which starts out, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary…” Let’s face it, assault-weapon owners are neither well-regulated nor necessary. We have the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, state police, county police, city and town police who are all looking out for our welfare.

Tom OhlundAugusta

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