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    America needs to be strict on gun control - Roanoke.com

    America needs to be strict on gun control

    The fatal shooting last week at the Holocaust Museum in Washington illustrates again the falsehood of the National Rifle Association's and gun-ownership lobby's claim that restrictions on gun ownership are useless because criminals have access to the guns anyway.

    I will readily stipulate that criminals always have access to guns, but not that the restrictions are useless. The restrictions serve precisely to keep guns out of the hands of unstable ordinary people. Recently, an abortion-clinic doctor was also murdered with a firearm, as were several police officers in other shootouts with deranged, gun-toting individuals. This newspaper constantly carries reports on shootings due to family feuds or fights between friends.

    We could at least prevent these unnecessary firearm deaths by having better background checks and stricter criteria for gun ownership. But the NRA and gun-lobby people will not let us do so.

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    I agree

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    Ummm...That dude was a federal felon and under all laws local, state, and federal was already under current gun laws not allowed to own or even possess a firearm.
    Never mind that it has long been against the law to murder people.

    Laws are for and obeyed by honest law abiding people.

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    Some people will never get it. The author probably doesn't understand, or care about the fact that it is illegal to carry a gun in DC.
    I wonder how he would react to a call to restrict the right of free speech, that he seems to hold so dear. After all free speech only applies to single page, hand placed type set, and word of mouth. There is no way our forefathers could have foreseen TV, radio, computers and all the other means of disseminating information that are available now.

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    How does taking guns away from 'victims' make either fewer or safer victims?
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    The other correlation the author seems to be missing is that this shooting occurred in a "gun free zone".

    No use in letting a fact or two get in the way of an otherwise perfectly good emotionally based argument.

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    I will assume this was a letter to the Editor.

    As such, while it is a plus for a citizen to voice their opinion, it is disheartening that they are so misinformed.

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    Letter to the Editor

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksthumper View Post
    I will assume this was a letter to the Editor.
    Yes. My "LTE" was for "Letter to The Editor."

    As my kids would say, "My bad."

    Your's is the second reply to a thread where I used it questioning it's meaning. So, I just checked the acronyms list on this site. It's not there. I'll start spelling it out.

    dave

    BTW -- I held off writing a reply, to cool down and collect my thoughts.

    Send one today. Included some of the comment from the group.

    Thanks for the thoughts.

    Will advise, if published.
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    Post My Letter to the Editor was published

    http://www.roanoke.com/editorials/letters/wb/208924
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    More gun laws won't end tragedies

    David de Wolf claims that he would prevent unnecessary firearm deaths by having better background checks and stricter criteria for gun ownership ("America needs to be strict on gun control," June 16 letter).

    He uses the Holocaust Museum tragedy to illustrate his point. However, let's look at the facts.

    James von Brunn served 6 years in prison and would not have passed the current background check and criteria for gun ownership. As a federal felon, he was not allowed to own or even possess a firearm under all current laws -- local, state and federal.

    Washington, D.C., has some of the strictest criteria for gun ownership in the nation.

    The Holocaust Museum is a weapon-free zone -- with guards, metal detectors and bag searches.

    What more does de Wolf envision?

    How does de Wolf think that taking guns away from victims makes either fewer or safer victims?

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    This blows a big hole in the anti's gun control theory.

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    Criminals will always have guns & Victums will keep fighting to keep our RIGHTS
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    One would think that folks in Roanoke, of all places, would have pulled their collective heads out, knowing that disarmament kills. Amazing. Some still contrive to force everyone else into that same, dead-end choice of being disarmed. Sad. Utterly sad.

    I will readily stipulate that criminals always have access to guns, but not that the restrictions are useless. The restrictions serve precisely to keep guns out of the hands of unstable ordinary people.
    He would sacrifice everyone to crime, so that the 1% unstable folks could be denied access. How generous of him.

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