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This Jan. 16, 2013 file photo shows President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, gesturing as he talks about proposals to reduce gun violence, in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama's efforts to curb guns in America may actually have the opposite effect.

Many people who have never owned a gun are now rushing to purchase guns and ammo. My 18-year-old grandson is one of them. He recently bought a handgun and a taser but has no real need or use for either. He wants a concealed weapons permit but is not old enough.

Thanks, Mr. President, for putting fear and guns into the hearts and hands of our citizens and children.

Brent Overson