Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I’m ready to relinquish my right to bear arms. When I was growing up, my dad had a single shot 22 and a double barreled shot gun. The first was good for jack rabbits and the second for pheasants. As a teenager I bought my own 22 semi-automatic. Multiple shots without reloading was great fun. And then I got a pump action shot gun. I outgrew long ago any need or desire for either of these. I can understand why hunters adamantly protect their right to bear arms. But civilians have no need for handguns and assault rifles. The argument: “if guns are outlawed, only criminals will have them” doesn’t cut it. The gunman yesterday at Virginia Tech was not a criminal when he bought his gun.


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