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February 12, 2013

Reader Viewpoint: Gun-free zones are most dangerous places

ANDERSON, Ind. — One of the most dangerous places to be in our country is a gun-free zone. If politicians believe it is safer in those areas, let them work in such places. Start with the president. His daughters attend Sidwell school that has 11 armed guards. David Gregory, the TV personality, also has children attending there. Other children are important as well.

Sen. Feinstein has admitted that she packs a gun. She seems to ignore that sites of the great tragedies in Colorado, Virginia Tech and Connecticut were gun-free zones.

The liberals appear to want to destroy the Second Amendment. It was put there so citizens could protect themselves from criminals and the government. The former mayor of New York City, Ed Koch, said, “We should overrule the Supreme Court with a constitutional amendment. I don’t think that in our society we should have guns.” I would agree with his first sentence. Such an amendment would not pass. If you want to be at the mercy of criminals and the government, follow his plan.

England grabbed its citizens’ guns in 1997. Crime skyrocketed. The English citizens have a message for Americans. “Don’t give up your guns.”

Looking back, who has committed murders to the largest degree? Adolf Hitler, Mao Tze Tung, Josef Stalin, Idi Amin, etc. They could eliminate citizens because they first disarmed them. Switzerland has the lowest crime rate in the civilized world. They have issued guns to every household except where a mentally disturbed person lives or where guns have been refused by citizens for religious reasons. Citizens are trained to use their guns.

Chicago has a very strict gun law. In 2012, they had 500 shootings. They have 68,000 gang members. That is more than the number of police. Gun violence is highest in the inner city that voted Democratic. Information dug up by ABC News found that Obama, in 1996, called for an all-out ban on hand guns. However, as a strong abortion president, he supports the killing of approximately 3,000 unborn babies. That thinking is inconsistent.

The president has used drones to kill someone he considers dangerous to us. He has the power to imprison, without charges or a trial, anyone he deems a terrorist.

The following was printed on a shirt. “If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, trucks make people drive drunk, spoons make people fat and matches cause arson.”

The president swore to uphold and defend the Constitution. Now is the time for him to keep his word and defend the Second Amendment.

 

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