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January 15, 2013

Know the facts about guns

(Continued)

So, why all the fuss? Why are the politicians and media “experts” so focused on these rifles when they have so little to do with crime and killing? Does anyone think Sandy Hook would have been less deadly without a Bushmaster? We are fortunate Adam Lanza didn’t use a shotgun.

Don’t you see, it is the easy way out. Ban an inanimate object. It’s the gun’s fault! We lose a bit more of our freedom, because of the actions of an evil young man. It is so much easier than confronting that evil, trying to reinstate morals into our society, and instill values and the fear of God in our youth, but totally ineffective, because criminals and the violently insane do not obey the law.

Don’t be fooled, those favoring gun control do not care more about crime or our children, and the Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting deer, Gov. Cuomo. They will never stop. “Assault rifles” are just their first target. Gun control is, simply and only, about power and control.

CHUCK PINKEY is a retired area businessman. He can be reached at chuck.ontherightside@gmail.com. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board, but the author thinks they ought to.

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