Letter: Guns aren’t evil, people who use them for evil are


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Posted Online: Jan. 28, 2013, 2:06 pm
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Why is the government trying to take guns away? Government says once guns are gone, there will be no more mass killings.

If one takes guns away, how can they say there would be no more killings?
There are many different ways to kill people. Guns are not the only way. The government is trying to take our freedoms away one freedom at a time.

If the government continues in the way it is going, America will soon become a tyranny. We will have no more freedoms.

Some look at gun control as a good thing. They believe by taking guns, they protect the innocent. This may help until some people decide to use something else to kill people.

Others look at gun control as a way for the government to control America. Guns are not bad. It is the people who have guns who use them for hurting people who are bad.

Police have used guns many times to save the innocent. The military uses guns to keep America a free nation. Guns are not bad, but rather the evil people who use them for evil.

America needs to stand for what is right, not take OUR rights away. We need to turn back to God and look to Him, not ourselves. May America remain a free nation under God, not a tyranny under government

Abby McGowan,
LeClaire



















 



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