Jim Horton: ‘Wild West’
By Signal Contributor
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Re: Arnold Mann’s letter of Dec. 29, “A better example”

I’m afraid Mr Mann has a skewed view of our old west.  In reality, it was peopled by the same sort of people that we have today.  A nut with a gun was still a nut.  Men and women carried arms for protection and did not shoot someone for the least provocation.  My great-grand father carried a side arm and didn’t shoot a single person.  The weapon in fact was a German P08 or Luger as they are called.  He bought it in 1908 out of a Sears Roebuck catalog.  He ranched in Heppnern, Oregon.  So much for the “Wild West.”

Jim Horton

Valencia

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Jim Horton: ‘Wild West’

Re: Arnold Mann’s letter of Dec. 29, “A better example”

I’m afraid Mr Mann has a skewed view of our old west.  In reality, it was peopled by the same sort of people that we have today.  A nut with a gun was still a nut.  Men and women carried arms for protection and did not shoot someone for the least provocation.  My great-grand father carried a side arm and didn’t shoot a single person.  The weapon in fact was a German P08 or Luger as they are called.  He bought it in 1908 out of a Sears Roebuck catalog.  He ranched in Heppnern, Oregon.  So much for the “Wild West.”

Jim Horton

Valencia