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Letter: More gun laws won’t limit those already out there
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Foxhole Guns & Archery owner Jon Lipscomb hold a AR-15 bullet Friday, March 2, 2018. Local gun store owners and managers say they plan to make no changes on the age for selling guns, amid the change to Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods. - photo by Scott Rogers

Of all the yapping from talking heads about “gun control,” once again, good people cannot see the forest for the trees. 

The almighty gun (tree) will not be controlled in the U.S. for one simple reason: There are already more than 300 million guns (forest) in circulation, according to a 2015 article in The Washington Post (357 million, 10 million AR15s). 

You can pass all the laws you like, ban manufacturing, outlaw sales and put the insane in prison, and those millions of guns will continue to circulate. 

I have a pistol that was passed down from my great-grandmother. If you’re a good guy, you’ll buy one from a friend. If you’re a bad guy, you’ll steal one from an enemy. So much time, energy and politics is wasted on fighting about gun control.

Our only hope is to strap on a six-shooter, crank up our “thoughts and prayers” and fortify our children and assets to protect them from harm.

And while we’re at it, why don’t we pass a few laws making it illegal for the media to print the names and photos of these maniacs, making them heroes for the next round of terrorists?

Guns will not be confiscated here, as they were in Australia, because our American culture was founded on religion, guns and whiskey, and that will never change. 

If you’re not sure of this, come and try to take my guns. Er, please don’t come during happy hour.

Steve Ward


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