Moultrie Observer

Opinion

January 7, 2013

Thoughts on guns

MOULTRIE — Dear Editor;

We are hearing a lot about our Second Amendment and about gun control, and while I agree something must be done, I personally do not see the ownership of an assault weapon for hunting purposes. That does not mean we should just pile them up and get rid of them. If you want to own such a weapon then there should be some restrictions: extensive background checks, permits, etc. What I don’t see is more gun control for hunting weapons and hand guns. There are more people killed by drunk drivers, knifes, hammers, etc. than from guns.

Have you ever wondered why neither Germany nor Japan ever invaded the United States? It was because they knew that Americans owned guns and knew how to use them. The other countries they invaded had nothing to deter them from doing so. If you give up your guns, you become dependent on the government for protection. With no way to protect ourselves we are at the mercy of our government, (and that is scary).

Neither Germany nor Japan had gun ownership and we all know what they did to the people of those countries. Hitler and his Brown Shirts took over the country and tried to lead them to world dominance. I don’t know where our government will try to lead us and I don’t care to find out. The Second Amendment allows us not to fear government of take over.

What concerns me is the ownership of guns that were obtained illegally and use be persons who rob, shoot, kill. Who will control these guns? It is not hard to obtain a gun in this or any other town. All it takes is money. If you want a gun and do not want a background check, just ask and someone will be able to point you in the right direction. If you have the money you can buy any kind of weapon, from pipe bombs to RPGs.

We already have enough gun controls laws. What we need is some common sense, which our government is severely short of.

Gerald Psalmond

Moultrie

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