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February 11, 2013

Guns aren't answer to our problems

I knew Chuck Pinkey was due to tell us all about guns. Tell us what those multiple bullets did to the bodies of those beautiful, innocent, little children! But then if you want to believe the fear-mongers, it never happened. It was all Obama so he could take away your guns. Just like the moon landing, blowing up the World Trade Center, and liberals stealing Christmas. Listen to the Fox channel, Limbaugh, Beck, etc., rantings.

Chuck likes to cite inaccurate statistics, but remember, opinions aren’t facts. Here is a believable one: 20 percent of the population is mentally unstable and 87 percent who watch Fox live on misinformation. Constant bombardment of fear, prejudice, hatred and conspiracy theories feed into the instability. 

I am sure the shooters in our society all experienced paranoia and irrational, nonsensical fears. A pity people choose to promote this paranoia. They were captive of their minds and far from free. Fear creates cowards, not freedom. 

Your solution? “Instill the fear of God in our youth,” teach children to be afraid of one or more symbol of power? Fear is driving gun and ammo sales. How sad that so many conspiracy theorists live with such fear. Remember the famous words? “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” 

If you think you need large ammo clips to protect from a home invader, I recommend you try a different weapon! Your time would be spent learning the real history of our country, the Revolution, the Constitution, democracy, and about living in a civilized society. The Second amendment was NOT written to overthrow our government. “Fault finders never improve the world. The only make it seem worse than it is,” and when you believe them, you are not free!

Donna J. Shaver

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