Gun ban won't solve society's ills
Jan 31, 2013 | 1687 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

Evil people have committed evil acts since Cain killed Abel, yet we persist in the delusion that we can legislate evil into extinction. Good people will abide by the law; criminals will always find their way around it. So before we accept any new firearm legislation, it would behoove us to review and examine the efficacy and consequences of such legislation and contemplate the ramifications.

The greatest human tragedies and the greatest loss of innocent human life can be attributed to governments and not to lone gunmen in malls, movie theaters or schools. Registration and confiscation of firearms preceded the extermination of millions of Armenians by the Turks and Jews by Nazi Germany, just to cite a few examples.

History informs us that gun control is not about guns, it’s about control. Our Founding Fathers in their infinite wisdom put the Second Amendment in place in case politicians ignore the others; it’s definitely not about hunting.

Proponents of a gun ban don’t hate guns, they just don’t like the idea of average citizens having access to them. They don’t complain about military-style uniforms and the heavy duty firearms granted to police and other government authorities.

The current gun debate isn’t about whether guns are good or bad, but about which particular groups of people are entitled to own them. Opponents of public gun ownership don’t hate guns, they hate the public.

Sincerely,

Ed Konecnik

Flushing

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