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GUNS: Fear government that fears armed citizens

Letter by Carl Levi, Auburn on July 27, 2012 at 10:26 am with 6 Comments »
July 27, 2012 12:52 pm

I really don’t know the statistics, but I would guess that more lives are lost to drug addiction than to deaths by firearms. Why in the world would we put forth effort to control or ban firearms when we haven’t even begun to stop the inflow of drugs into our country?

I need my firearm to protect myself and my family from drug addicts wanting to break in my home and take what they want to support their habit and possibly hurting or killing my family in the process. Trust me, they do not need a gun to accomplish that.

Banning or controlling firearms will not make the insane any less insane or the drug-addicted any less addicted.

Assume for a moment that all the guns were confiscated and became illegal. If that were the case, just like drugs there would be a black market for them and like drugs they would make their way back into the country but only in the hands of the bad guys.

High-capacity magazines in semi-automatic weapons? So what? If someone wants to kill a lot of people at one time they could easily accomplish that with products sold at the local farm supply.

Lastly, fear the government that fears your guns. An armed country remains a free country. If everyone were armed, our society would be a little more polite.

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  1. Carl,
    Most home break-ins occur when no one is home so that gun-you-needed-for-protection just went over to the dark side.

  2. “High-capacity magazines in semi-automatic weapons? So what? If someone wants to kill a lot of people at one time they could easily accomplish that with products sold at the local farm supply.”

    You mean like ammonium nitrate feritlizer that is now regulated by the government?

  3. normajean says:

    I am all for gun restrictions. It won’t stop every criminal from committing a crime but it will reduce the number of killings not to mention the irresponsible parent who keeps a loaded gun where a child can use it. Look north of the border to have a better understanding of how guns laws are suppose to work

  4. sandblower says:

    More family members are killed by guns in the home than criminals who are trying to break in.
    Carl, you need to get a life and move to a safer neighborhood if yours is so bad. Either that or see about the paranoia you seem to be exhibiting.

  5. LeePHill says:

    Carl – can you imagine what a drug addict would do after stealing your gun?

    Why haven’t I had a drug addict break into my house in 60 years?

  6. Another letter ignoring the discussion on assault rifles by pointing to issues nobody in either party is bringing to the forefront.

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