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Letter to the Editor
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, 9:11 p.m.

No gun registration

This letter is in response to the letter “Register assault guns” (Jan. 11).

I am all for background checks on all gun purchasers, whether the buy is from a store, gun show or private sale. But registering guns will not save lives.

Fully automatic weapons are not for sale to the general public. However, semi-automatic rifles are.

These guns are not “weapons of mass destruction.” Guns do not kill people. Nor do knives, hammers or cars. It is the people behind those instruments who kill.

Why don't we register all kitchen knives longer than three inches? Why don't we ban all vehicles so not one person can get behind the wheel after drinking?

The writer should realize that virtually all of the these guns are purchased for hunting or fun, such as target shooting, something that I, a 45-year-old mother of two, enjoy very much. We guns owners do not go around shooting each other. We respect each other the way we respect the guns themselves.

People fear what they do not understand.

Jennifer Cowan


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