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Guns don’t up and kill by themselves

Guns don’t up and kill by themselves

It’s time the people of this country learn to separate fact from fiction
Guns don’t up and kill by themselves
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It’s time the people of this country learn to separate fact from fiction on all the issues we are bombarded with daily. The following is a fictional story: I swung my front door wide open and placed my Remington 300.06 on the deck rail. I left six cartridges beside it, then left it alone and went about my business. While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, my neighbor across the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog down the street and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of my house.

After a while, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there where I left it. It hadn’t moved itself off the deck rail and it hadn’t killed anyone, even with the numerous opportunities it had. It hadn’t even loaded itself. Imagine my surprise, given all the hype by the left and the media about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people. Either the media is wrong or I’m in possession of the laziest gun in the world.

The following information is completely factual: The United States ranks third in murders throughout the world. But if you take out just four cities — Chicago, Detroit, Washington, D.C., and New Orleans — the United States drops to fourth from the bottom of the list in the entire world for murders.

These four cities also have among the toughest gun control laws in the country and all four of these cities are controlled by Democrats. It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data, correct? Some people might think so. I don’t.

Let’s put the blame where it belongs — on the criminals, not inanimate objects. Most gun-owning Americans are completely law-abiding citizens and have every right to own guns for whatever legal purpose they want.

What they don’t have is the money to hire personal armed guards like George Soros and Hillary Clinton.

James Homan
Glenville

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