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Gun rights perverted

| Monday, April 8, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Gun rights perverted

Regarding the news story “Rifle ban's real impact may be dud” (March 31 and TribLIVE.com): Banning these weapons of mass destruction was never meant to curb all gun violence.

We all know that handguns are killing us more than anything else is, and flag-waving, anti-abortion idealists still scream at the top of their lungs that this is OK. I will never understand the hypocrisy.

A whopping 237 years ago, a few men got together to write down their thoughts as to how to make this country work. They were religion-neutral, corporation-fearing local leaders who wrote that we needed a well-regulated militia.

Like religion, capitalism has perverted this idea as a way to perpetuate itself, to the detriment of our citizens. Politicians are not far behind, waiting for their next installment of “Let's Make a Deal.”

Now we have new community leaders making it unlawful not to own a gun. While this idea has its merits, it is akin to giving the Transportation Security Administration a no-rules mission. The TSA was never a good idea either: Corporate-sent packages receive a free pass in the belly of the plane while the violated passengers attempt to recover their dignity.

A community full of guns will survive until the nut jobs start picking them off one at a time. I do not care to subjugate myself to idiocy.

Tom Tomkins

Bethel Park

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