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December 19, 2012

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D.C. double standard

What hypocrites those people in Washington, D.C., are! It’s not OK when 20 school children here in the United States get wiped out with bullets, but it is OK if children in Mexico are gunned down with guns supplied by the American government under the Fast and Furious program. Oh, could it be that this administration is only looking for another excuse to disarm the American public and take away the constitutional right to bear arms?

A gun solution

I don’t know where else to voice this, but I think people should hear this idea. Any guns in the home should be protected by two separate locks. The first, the outer container should be of such a type that if it were opened, it would be “flagged” that it had been opened. If a kid were to manage to defeat the first lock — by brute number crunching or whatever — they would be stopped by the second, and the owner would be alerted to the reality before anything tragic could happen. When we were kids, a friend and I managed to defeat a four-digit combination lock (10,000 possible combinations) in about 2 days by simply trying each number in succession.

Don’t blame guns

I really feel for Newtown. I have young children in school. I also own guns. Please, we need to understand it was not the guns that killed the children and teachers; it was some one with a mental illness. We have had a lot of bad things happen to our country — the twin towers , hit by planes, how many people killed? No one was yelling to do away with planes. Oklahoma with that sick man McVeigh in a U-haul truck killing how many young children and adults? No one yelling to do away with box trucks. I could go on. We need to unite and find a way to help fix the problem. If we do away with everything that kills, there would be no vehicles on the streets, you couldn’t have a knife to cut your steak. Again, I had a tear in my eyes holding my daughter watching the news. If guns are taken away, what’s next?

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