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Letter: Time to stop putting blame on the weapon used

“They took my guns,” a phrase never uttered by any gun owner that is legally entitled to own a gun. And never will be.

Letter to the editor FSA
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“They took my guns,” a phrase never uttered by any gun owner that is legally entitled to own a gun. And never will be. But… But.. wait. if I utter the “My cold dead hands” phrase, could that be construed as if I may be a danger to myself or others?

Oh my God. Red flags kick in. I am no longer legally entitled to own a gun and “never” evaporates. We need to stop blaming the weapon used, as those that choose to do harm will use whatever weapon – steak knife, baseball bat, crowbar, hammer, machete – they may get their cold hands on.

The ArmaLite Rifle-15 is by far the best defensive weapon of choice for a 100-pound woman to hold a 250-pound man at bay until the police arrive. Many times just showing that you have a gun to defend yourself will chase off an intruder.

I don’t know what the solution is, but I doubt if snowflake rhetoric from supposed gun owners or politicians beholden to the anti-gun lobby will be a part of it.

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