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Excellent letter to the editor about those who are paranoid that the government will take their guns [View all]

http://www.fbnewsleader.com/articles/2013/01/21/opinion/00editletters05.txt


Unfounded fears


After reading countless and mostly unfounded articles here about gun control and the unending fear Uncle Sam will knock on our doors and take our weapons away, I must add not so much an opinion, but some checkable facts. These facts confirm Ronald Reagan's views and his actions on this very controversial topic.

We have all been following this story. Many seem to be more concerned about the government dumping the Second Amendment than the shooting of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn. They were 26 in a total of approximately 11,000 killed each year by guns. Did you know that if you are a young black man in Philadelphia you have more of a chance of being killed by a gun than our combat soldiers overseas? That is one scary thought. Would you want to be the parent that tells his kid, "Hey, Johnny, please go to war; you'll be safer than if you stay here and work or go to school." "We the People" are kind of missing the boat here.

I don't care if you are pro or con on the Second Amendment. It really doesn't matter to me. You are given that right under the First Amendment. We all can think and say what we want. The truth is simple - no one is looking to take our Second Amendment rights away - get over it! You can read all the blogs, watch whatever cable station you like or listen to all the talk radio you want, but no one in any branch of government has even hinted that this is what they want. The Congress and the White House are fighting over gun control. They are not talking about gun elimination. Assault elimination, yes. Gun elimination, no. No one has even come close to proposing we give up our right to bear arms.

They just want to take those pesky little guns that shoot bullets at a speed of about 2,000 feet per second. That is almost seven football fields in a second. Man, think about what that would do to a squirrel or a deer close up - no, better yet, think about what that did to 20 children close up. Not a pretty thought, is it?

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