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"...if I'm serving my country, I am trained. I should be able to have a firearm." local vet speaks out against gun policies

Earlier this month, we told you corporations like Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart are making major changes to their gun policies.

Posted: Mar. 12, 2018 6:33 PM
Updated: Mar. 12, 2018 7:00 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Earlier this month, we told you corporations like Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart are making major changes to their gun policies.

This includes raising the age to buy a gun to 21.

Michael Egy is a veteran from Terre Haute.

He enlisted in the Marines when he was 19-years-old.

He doesn't agree with the idea of being old enough to enlist, but not being legally old enough to buy a gun.

He says the 2nd Amendment should never be changed.

"I was equally upset I couldn't go into a bar and have a drink, you know? I could put my life on the line, but I couldn't have a drink. Now, I'm not saying those two issues are connected but the bottom line is if I'm serving my country, I am trained. I should be able to have a firearm," Egy said.

He thinks tighter background checks are the answer to reducing gun violence.

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