Published: Sunday, March 10 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
Ban mass child killing assault weapons from general circulation? Sounds good to
me. Stop the slaughter!
I am used to letters-to-the-editor in this newspaper containing distortions of
the truth and outright lies, but his letter absolutely takes the cake.The letter writer's assertion that public firearms confiscations have
occurred anywhere, or that President Obama supports future confiscations, is
beyond absurd.It reveals how disconnected from reality a significant
portion of the population has become.
Express your opinion. But don't just make stuff up. This is black
The DNews regularly exercises editorial control on comments that "cross the
line". It's about time they do the same for letters. This entry so far
stretches the bounds of "truth" that it totally erases the line between
fact and fiction. Who approved it?
All right russel I would like to see some evidance to support either of your
claims about Obama . There are "scare tactics" then there are lies.,
which one is your claims?
If guns didn't exist, home invaders would probably use axes, knives or
baseball bats. Since guns do exist home invaders are quite likely to be
incapicated or killed before they can do the individual or family harm.If guns didn't exist, people who attack schools would use swords or
knives as they do in China, or they would throw acid in the face of girls why
try to attend school or use bombs as they do in the middle east.In
America, if guns didn't exist, what would people use? Run cars into crowds
of people? stab people with knives? Hack people with swords? Beat people to
death with base ball bats?Who knows?What is known is
that a gun is an equalizer, allowing even the weakest woman or even child to
successfully defend themselves against a stronger experienced brutal attacker.
Take guns away and this puts weaker people and all people at greater risk.
Guns can indeed make a family or a person safer, but for this to happen, people
need to learn and follow the rules of gun safety. Doing this is not hard, but
you need to do it.
I still don't know how you all read the words "expanded background
checks" or "background checks on all purchases" and think access to
guns will be completely removed. That doesn't make any sense unless
you're someone who would fail a background check...
@cjb"If guns didn't exist, people who attack schools would use
swords or knives as they do in China"The same day as Newtown
someone in China did go into a school and stab 20ish kids around the same age in
China. All of them survived.
Merciful goodness. One more poor soul duped by the NRA's nonsense and fear
I agree w/this letter writer.We should eliminate all laws, rules,
and regulations on guns.And for that matter, everything.No more speed limits, no more divers' licenses, no more drinking or
smoking laws, no more laws against child labor, no more laws against slavery or
cruel and unusual punishments, and no more 40 hr work week. In fact, lets cut
all police departments and privatize them. Then, anyone and everyone
could buy bazookas, machine guns, and nukes. Any rules against this will result
in allowing on the crazy people to get them. Do you and your children really
want to be caught flat footed?Then, we can give more oil and gas
subsidizes and tax cuts to the very rich.Awwwww what a paradise we
shall live in!!!
Responsible newspapers do not spread unfounded fear and hyteria, even on their
How about we develop a defensive weapon that would immobilize an attacker but
not do no permanent harm. Such as a weapon that fired a stun agent as a
projectile, a gas, or a beam of electrons. Further, the active agent of the
stun would have a distinctive marker in it to identify the gun and it’s
owner. I don’t know how, just do it.
Re Atl134How many people in Iraq survive when bombs are used to blow
up people? How many people here would survive if the criminally insane used
cars to mow down groups of school children? How many of those Chinese kids
would have survived if the attacker really had wanted to kill those kids? They
got lucky this time. There are plenty of Chinese kids who have been killed in
school attacks. Google it.
I suppose a lot of gun confiscations have taken place--from criminals. After
all, as gun lovers know, guns don't kill people, criminals do. Not wanting
guns to be blamed for so many deaths, I would think defenders of the 2nd
Amendment would be the first to support gun confiscations from criminals.
cjb,"How many people in Iraq survive when bombs are used to blow up
people?"You are taking that argument to absurd lengths. Bombs
kill our troops in Iraq. Our troops have guns. Lots of them. Big ones, too. What was your point?
While I support the second amendment, we already have way too much of the
emotional & sensational in this issue. I hope that we can stop demonizing
one another and be more sensible (versus polarizing) about the issues our nation
faces, but I'm afraid that is a tall order indeed.
And by the way, the things the author states are indeed documented and occurred,
whether you choose to believe them or not. Newsflash, but the mostly-liberal
leaning media usually ignores these types of stories (shocker!)
@cool catall right cool cat if they happened and are documented then
please provide evidence to support the claims the author makes about president
Obama in chicago and to his fellow democrats. Surely if they are documented it
will be no problem for you tell tell us where, right?
@Cool Cat CosmoYou are absolutely wrong. It is perfectly legal to
own an assault weapon in California if you owned it before passage of the
Roberi-Roos Assault Weapons Control Act of 1989 and it is registered. Lawfully
registered guns have NOT been confiscated in California. @DN Most
newspapers do not publish letters that contain obvious verifiable inaccuracies
like this. Perhaps you should consider subscribing to those standards.
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