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United States

3 February 2008

Missoulian (Montana)

HELENA — State Rep. Ed Butcher has been packing heat for 30 years. "I carry at all times," the Winifred Republican said in a recent interview. Today, Butcher carries a .38 caliber pistol, but back in 1979 it was a .22 handgun that saved his life. A man was coming at him, intending to kill him, Butcher believes. "He didn't think I carried a gun," he said. Butcher pulled out his .22 pistol and held it to the man's forehead. You've never seen eyes get so big so fast,... (

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