Letter to the Editor

I don’t know why it seems so difficult for folks to understand this basic, simple truism.  

When something is “banned” by an authority figure, the folks who follow the ban give up the banned items. The folks who do not follow the law, do not.  

Somehow that concept, which seems pretty basic, seems to be too complicated for the “ban guns” crowd to grasp. A letter writer’s statement last week that banning assault weapons will “get them out of the hands of those who would use them to terrorize our communities” is a perfect example of this totally erroneous thinking.  

Does she seriously believe that those who plan to terrorize our communities will just rush right down to the police station and turn in their guns?  Please, use a bit of common sense before joining the “ban guns” crowd.

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“Laws forbidding people to bear arms are of this (false) nature; they only disarm those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.”

“Such laws place the assaulted at a disadvantage and the assailant at an advantage, and they multiply rather than decrease the number of murders, since an unarmed person may be attacked with greater confidence than someone who is armed. These laws should not be deemed preventive, but rather inspired by a fear of crime. They originate with tumultuous impact of a few isolated facts, not with rational consideration of the drawbacks and the advantages of a universal decree.”~ Cesare Beccaria 1738-1794

“The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.” ~ Georg Hegel 1770-1831

Some things never change.

Bob Larimer

I think gun control advocates are, at their heart, more interested in controlling people than solving problems.

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