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Feb. 12, 2013 @ 11:25 PM

Since the Sandy Hook school shooting, there has been a hue and cry for "gun control."

The massacre at Sandy Hook was an outrageous attack on us all. It would be impossible to understand the grief felt by these parents. But I wonder if "gun control" is the answer?

Could this country successfully ban so-called "assault weapons" and high capacity magazines?

There is a federal ban on the possession of marijuana and heroine. Opium-type drugs and cocaine are tightly controlled. When you read the newspaper, there are arrests made every day for the sale and possession of these banned substances. Why would any sane person think guns would be any different than drugs?

Anyone with money can obtain these things whether they are against the law or not.

If drugs are coming across the border in a backpack, why couldn't the smuggler put a few high-capacity magazines or guns in with the drugs?

Gun laws only apply to the law-abiding citizen, not criminals or the mentally unstable.

I am sure that Congress can pass some "feel good" law and then can say it has done its job.

It is strange that if these laws are good for us, why does Congress exempt themselves from most of them?

You can be sure that the rich and Hollywood elite types will have their private security guards, armed with automatic weapons, to protect themselves.

Who is going to protect you when the guns are gone? The police? Forget that, they will come and take a report after you are robbed, raped or dead.

The first 20 minutes or so are up to you to take care of yourself and family.

If you want to be helpless when attacked by a criminal, by all means ask for more "gun control."

Fred E. Moskey

Huntington

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