NRA includes Christians


To the Editor:
On Feb. 6, while reading this newspaper, I was interested to read that Frank Wessling believes “It’s very hard to see how Christians can be in their membership,” in reference to the NRA.
Please allow me to introduce myself. I don’t like “tooting my own horn,” but feel it is necessary to paint a picture. I am a husband of seven years, father of three, and a family farmer producing grain and cattle. I have a B.S. in agricultural education, with a teaching degree from Iowa State University. While at ISU, I met a beautiful girl who drew me to the Catholic faith, and I converted whole-heartedly after going through RCIA at St. Thomas Aquinas in Ames. (I also married the beautiful girl.) Since moving home to Lost Nation, I have become the president of the parish council, lector, Eucharistic minister and an assistant sacristan at Sacred Heart Church.
In 2012, I joined the National Rifle Association. I decided it was the best way my voice could be heard within a government that seems more determined than ever to take away the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
I am that “Christian in their membership,” and am one of many. I pray for peace, but will not stand defenseless. I refuse to hand over my rights as a gun owner to the same government that seems to have no problem taking away our religious liberties.
Keith Dexter
Lost Nation

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