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GUNS: Why not address real causes of death?

Letter by Jim Bjorkman, Puyallup on April 24, 2013 at 10:50 am | No Comments »
April 24, 2013 10:50 am

President Obama feels that Congress has let us down by not passing a gun-control bill. He feels that even if the law will just save one life it is worth it. Removing emotion and political gamesmanship, let’s look at facts.

Annually over 11,000 people are killed by drunk drivers. Annually close to 4,000 people are murdered in the U.S. by illegal citizens. Annually there are close to 380,000 abortions in the U.S. The number of murders by handguns in the U.S. is close to 10,000 per year with less than 1,000 of these being children under the age of 18. The cities with the toughest gun-control laws have the highest murder rates in the country.

So if a gun-control law which Obama feels is worth the effort to save one life is so important, why does he ignore the larger number of people dying due to drunk drivers, abortions, murder by illegals and the high murder rates in cities with tough gun-control laws?

Answer: If we put drunk drivers in jail, most of the governments would have to hold session in a jail, abortion is OK only because of the votes it brings politicians and murder by illegals is OK since Democrats do not want to lose that vote.

Our politicians only care about one thing, and that is getting re-elected. If every life is important as Obama states, why does he ignore larger reasons for children dying?

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