Letter: Facts worth considering in gun control debate


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Posted Online: Jan. 22, 2013, 3:01 pm
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With all the hysteria over guns now, let's look at a couple of things.
No gun has ever killed anybody by itself. It takes someone or somebody to pull the trigger.

How many people are killed by cars each year. Has anybody tried to ban cars? Instead they go after the "nut" holding the steering wheel. Shouldn't the same apply here?

Another point that hasn't been brought up is that a lot of these publicity hogs with radical anti-gun views -- the president, vice president, attorney general, Chicago mayors, past and present, New York mayor and others -- have large, heavily-armed armies at taxpayer expense to protect them, their families and their possessions.

As a former livestock producer who has lost newborn calves and baby pigs to predators, I need to protect my animals. Sometimes more than one shot is needed.

A final point: Don't forget the Obama-Holder illegal gun smuggling scheme to Mexican drug cartels. These guns have been used to kill innocent Mexicans and a U.S. border guard.

Apparently, these people put little value on the lives of our border guards and American citizens.

Ken Frisk,
Atkinson

















 



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