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Some thoughts on gun control

Since the Democrats have once again assumed power in Washington, D.C., gun control is almost certain to become an issue. On that note, I'd like to devote this letter to the subject of gun control.

Thomas Jefferson once said, "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."

Please note that some of the following statements are quotations that I took the liberty of borrowing from a book titled "Firearms Refresher Course." Apparently, the following quotations are anonymous, because no author's name was listed on the publication. Undoubtedly, some of your readers may have seen these quotations before, but I feel they are important enough that they deserve repeating.

"It's been said that you have only the rights you are willing to fight for, because when you take away a citizen's right to bear arms, you have created a slave."

"Criminals love gun control because it makes their jobs safer!"

"Are you aware that guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians?" There's another saying that goes: "If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words." It's almost like saying, "If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson." That's how ridiculous the theory of gun control has become.

The article goes on to say: "Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them." That must be what some of our politicians are afraid of! Why else would they be pushing for gun control?

"The American Revolution would never have happened if gun control would have been in force."

By the way, "Gun owners don't shoot to kill, they shoot to stay alive." Think about it; there's a huge difference between shooting to kill and shooting to stay alive. Keep this in mind: Shooting someone to preserve your freedom is akin to shooting someone in self-defense.

In closing, "The Second Amendment is in place in case politicians ignore the others." May God bless America!