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September 17, 2013

Letter: Assault weapons do not exist

Whoever wrote your editorial on assault weapons is very ill informed. Assault weapons is a misnomer. No such things exist. There are military weapons and there are civilian weapons. There are automatic weapons and there are semi-automatic weapons. And there are other terms for pistols, rifles and shotguns. Assault weapon describes none of them.

I assume you heard: Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Guns don't jump out of the box, load themselves, and go out and kill someone. The best cure for the killings is to arm yourself and defend yourself. And that includes teachers. Then impose the death penalty for killing a child.

The description: Assault Weapons, is a term manufactured by left-wing liberals.

Assault weapons describe none of the above. This is a made-up term by leftist liberals who wish to ban all guns.

The left-wing liberals are going to destroy everything this country's forefathers fought for. As far as I am concerned they should all be burning in hell.

Donald McKinsey

Wilkinson

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