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Sandy Hook: Average citizens don’t need assault weapons

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Sandy Hook: Average citizens don’t need assault weapons Re Dec. 15 AP article, “Sheer terror”: We have taken too long to address this problem appropriately, and now another two dozen innocent babies and adults have been slaughtered. When do we stop it? When do we fight for sanity? Schools should be quiet, peaceful venues for education; they should not be turned into armed camps. We must eliminate assault weapons from the general public. There is ...

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wmarincic
December 25, 2012
10:42 a.m.

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Jerry Boehm, Second Ammendment of the U.S. Constitution says I have the right to bear arms. Did you know that the private school of Obamas children and many other private schools of the multi millionairs have dozens of armed guards? Obamas childrens school has 12 armed guards and they have always had at least 10, even before Obama to protect the children of the wealthy. I guess you believe that is fine to protect those kids with weapons because they are much more important than our kids.

Around 40% of households report gun ownership in America and I believe that is an extremely low number.

ThePhilistine
December 25, 2012
12:38 p.m.

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When a storm hits and people are cut off and left to fend for themselves weapons are needed, or have we forgotten the gangs roaming the street after Katrina raping people sisters and daughters then looting homes? This is only one example of relevant use of the guns you speak of being used for lawful self-defense. BTW this also happened after hurricane sandy but the AP was not interested in reporting. "The people" includes average citizens, and the people have rights.

miketomm
December 25, 2012
12:52 p.m.

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While Obama wiped fake tears from his eyes, inside he was jumping for joy. He or his anti gun administration could not have cooked up a better scheme to take guns from the public. It was not for lack of effort though - does anyone remember fast & furious? My heart is heavy over the Conn. tragedy - I am human. I must say that any legislation that results must not be based on emotion. There are millions of responsible law abiding gun owners. Please let cooler heads prevail and don't legislate based on the extreme actions of a very small number of sick individuals.

J.D.
December 25, 2012
5:12 p.m.

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I'm scared of a government that has control over an unarmed people.

duke1942
December 25, 2012
10:46 p.m.

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It gets so frustrating listening to these morons talking about adding more gun laws to solve crime problems. It has never worked nor will it ever work. All they would do is further restrict us law abiding citizens from buying and owning them. In almost EVERY case the guns used to commit crimes were ILLEGAL. Why don't the politicians and anti-gun people understand that? Are they so ignorant that they can't see the obvious? CRIMINALS DON'T CARE HOW MANY LAWS THEY BREAK TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR CRIMES. Add new ones and they will break them too. Einstein said it best. "The definition of INSANITY is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

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