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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 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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