Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Criminals Won't Obey Gun Restrictions ; COMMUNITY COMMENT

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Criminals Won't Obey Gun Restrictions ; COMMUNITY COMMENT

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I recently read in an email and heard on one of the news channels the restrictions in the newly proposed gun control legislation authored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California. This falls right in line with every new law Congress passes in that it exempts members of Congress. They are not subject to Social Security, the new health care law and now this. Federal legislators and their bodyguards will be allowed to keep and carry any kind of "assault" weapon to be used in their defense. If this proposed bill does pass, I will only be allowed to carry a weapon that has a 10-round magazine. It seems that Feinstein doesn't think the rest of us should have the same level of protection she has. The president's daughters are protected in their school by armed guards. If protection by armed guards is OK for the president's children, why shouldn't every schoolchild be protected by armed guards? The National Rifle Association was blasted by all the liberals for mentioning this. They said it was an outrage that the NRA would use the president's daughters in a political ad. If that was so terrible, why was it OK for the president to be surrounded by children when he signed his 23 executive orders on gun control? Those children even received ink pens he used to sign the document.

Why can't all of the gun control advocates who want even more gun control laws get it through their heads another law is not going to make things better? I am not the first to write in a letter that the only person any law affects is the law-abiding citizen. How can it be possible that anyone cannot understand that? The crooks don't care about laws.

Case in point: Chicago. It has the most laws on the books concerning gun control. It has the most restrictive laws. And it also has more deaths from guns than any city in the United States. The vast majority of those deaths are from guns used by an illegal gun owner who probably either stole it from someone or bought in on a street corner.

So we have this person running the streets with a pistol that is more than likely stolen and could very possibly hold 15 rounds. I am at home in bed and he breaks into my house and I am only allowed to have a gun holding no more than 10 rounds. Shouldn't I be allowed to have the same firepower as this potential murderer? Not according to all of you gun control advocates. And most of you don't want me to have any protection whatsoever against an armed intruder. Oh, I guess I could try using a ball bat. Those of you who propose other types of protection against intruders apparently have never heard the saying, "You never bring a knife to a gunfight."

Now someone reading this is thinking, "That's why we need to limit the number of rounds that a magazine will hold. If we limit magazine capacity, then we won't have that problem. …

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