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Letter by Marjorie A. Reynolds, Graham on Jan. 25, 2013 at 11:34 am with No Comments »
January 25, 2013 11:34 am

If we want to ban assault weapons we should start by banning the weapon used in the highest number of assaults. So let’s ban baseball bats! There is no constitutional right to own a baseball bat. Unless you consider playing baseball to be how you pursue happiness.

People like to use the term “assault rifle.” If you ask most people what an assault rifle is, they couldn’t tell you. It is a term someone came up with that stuck. They usually use it for a gun that looks “scary,” like something they’ve seen in an action movie. (Love those guns in the movies that never run out of bullets.)

There is no such thing as an assault rifle. Rifles/guns do not assault anyone. The person holding it does. Same with baseball bats.

When a horrific event occurs, too many people let their emotions take over. Let’s look at the facts. If we need to take any kind of action, let’s do something that would make a difference like enforcing the laws already in existence and getting the illegal guns off the streets, not go after law-abiding citizens.

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