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Letter: Where’s the truth about Newtown shooting?
As first reported by police officers on the scene in Newtown, and now confirmed this week by MSNBC, Adam Lanza did have an “assault rifle” in his car, but did not take it into the school.
Yet this tragic event has been the focal point of the media and the administration in their effort to ban “assault rifles” and many quality handguns. Manufacturers of AR platform guns have taken serious criticism from the government and the press leading to the proposed “assault rifle” ban.
By blaming the Newtown school killings on an “assault rifle,” the government and the media refuse to give these poor families, victims in the Newtown killings, any peace.
They continue to exploit this horrendous tragedy to further their own goals of disarming America. Automobiles kill more people every year than guns but no one is proposing to ban all automobiles not having low horsepower, four-cylinder engines. You have the right to buy any automobile you want and it is your obligation to use it responsibly. So it should be with guns.
The government says they want to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, and expect law enforcement to be miracle workers. I’m not sure what criminals look like, and I was a police officer for 33 years. Give the folks with badges a break; they do a good job.
This is the same government that promoted and facilitated putting these same “assault rifles,” via Operation Fast and Furious, into the hands of the violent cartels in Mexico, producing even more innocent victims. And, to what end? Sadly, the law-abiding gun owners in this nation will be punished, and guess what? Criminals will still have guns.
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