Gun stance is full of holes

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In reference to Victor Reilly’s letter “Solve gun rights problem” (April 17):

Mr. Reilly believes that the government should buy all the guns, like those used in the recent Connecticut and Colorado shooting tragedies, and give them to the police and the military. The sick individuals in both cases had handguns in addition to other weapons, and would have done the same thing whether they had assault rifles or not.

Criminals in the United States would be extremely grateful if guns were taken from all law-abiding citizens. According to a 2000 research paper, every mass shooting in the United States since 1950, with the exception of one, was in a gun-free zone. Gun-free zones are safe havens for criminals.

The writer asserts that militias have not existed for centuries. He is, for the first time, almost correct. The militia has not been called up for centuries, but the state of Georgia has contingency plans for forming militias. The entire state is divided into Georgia militia districts that are included in the legal description of all property in the state. One can check the legal notices in this newspaper to verify these facts.

Liberals cry and moan about guns, but they have no problem with killing tens of thousands of innocent babies, some of which are born alive, only to have their necks and spinal cords severed with a pair of scissors in a process some call “snipping.” Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist, is on trial for murdering live, healthy babies. Dr. Gosnell’s employees stated they witnessed him “snipping” more than 100 born-alive babies. He also had 47 fetuses in a freezer.

Where is Mr. Reilly’s outrage? Why is he not concerned about these precious innocent lives? Perhaps he is a good little Obama-Bot who knows our dear leader voted against a law outlawing “snipping” when he was an Illinois senator.

Keep in mind that Mr. Reilly likely is a flaming left-wing liberal who makes Richmond County Democratic Party Chairman Lowell Greenbaum look like Rush Limbaugh. In previous letters to the editor, Mr. Reilly has championed such causes as ending “income inequality.” He thinks everyone should make the same amount of money. In another letter, he said it was not fair to only give welfare recipients enough money to pay their bills. He believes they should have some pocket money, too.

Thank God the vast majority of citizens in the CSRA are reasonable people with common sense. Mr. Reilly is not one of them.

John Sullivent

Harlem

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Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/25/13 - 06:53 am
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Well the logic seems-Sandy

Well the logic seems-Sandy Hooks let's ban guns. Now I expect with the events in Boston they will promote banning pressure cookers. There is the logic of it.

karradur
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karradur 04/25/13 - 06:58 am
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But if we outlaw abortions...

...only outlaws will have abortions!

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/25/13 - 07:46 am
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karradur, owning a gun
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karradur, owning a gun doesn't kill people.....abortion does. Apples and oranges.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/25/13 - 09:03 am
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Gee, I've known hundreds of

Gee, I've known hundreds of individuals, such as myself, who have been shooting guns for well over 50 years. Funny not a single one of em' has killed anyone. You would get the impression that most people use guns to kill people and that most violent crimes are from guns. Wow and people believe in bigfoot too-wonders never cease.

deestafford
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deestafford 04/25/13 - 09:27 am
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Well done letter.

Most of the killings in the US are done with handguns and the vast majority of those by thugs and criminals. Each year there are more people who use guns to protect themselves than are used to kill someone.
When Canada, Britain, other countries banned private ownership of guns, armed robberies and assaults increeased because the populations were disarmed. Murders by clubs and bats increased. The bottomlin is there are bad guys out there wanting to do harm to the good guy and liberals actions will only disarm the good guys.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 04/25/13 - 09:28 am
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Gunpowder and reload equipment is next
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on our Totalitarian State's control list. The Marxist Doctrine is to attack and attack and attack the wall from different points until it falls. If gun control and seizure won't float, confiscate all of the ammo. Then the powder for the ammo.

Henry Kissinger had no problem with arming and unstable world. He said, "they have to come to us for the ammunition".

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grouse 04/25/13 - 10:57 am
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If guns "don't kill people,
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If guns "don't kill people, people kill people," then why do you need a gun? No one is trying to take away anyone's guns. Oh, and embryos and fetuses are not "people" any more than they are grandma, a teenager, or your Aunt Fanny. They are, at best, potential people.

karradur
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karradur 04/25/13 - 12:19 pm
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But if we outlaw drugs...

...only outlaws will have drugs!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 04/25/13 - 12:48 pm
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Gun control....I'm tired of

Gun control....I'm tired of hearing about it. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Until somebody changes it, I will ignore any subordinate laws, or attempt to pass subordinate laws, that limit the 2nd Amendment. If such laws are passed and there are attempts to enforce them, I will circumvent them in every possible way. I will not surrender my weapons. I will go to the black market to procure guns, magazines, and ammo if I am forced......just as I have done with my choice to smoke cigarettes without being unfairly and disproportionately taxed. The government can only control those who will willingly submit to being controlled. As with prohibition, there is nothing they can do if enough people resist. Oh they can arrest a few but they cannot control a rebellion. Oppressive taxes, oppressive laws, oppressive control of healthcare, oppressive manipulation of energy policies.......each day I am more in the mood to resist government gone wild. Peacefully of course...but resist nonetheless.

Darby
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Darby 04/25/13 - 03:09 pm
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"But if we outlaw abortions...

...only outlaws will have abortions!"
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So.... what's your point???

KSL
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KSL 04/25/13 - 09:34 pm
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He doesn't have one. Just

He doesn't have one. Just what he believes are clever comeback comments. Major fail.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 04/26/13 - 06:19 am
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@karradur

I get it...pithy, but I get your point and someone saying that you don't have a point does not negate the meaning.

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