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Letter: Criminals don’t obey gun laws
I am writing this letter in response to Justin Szalwinski’s letter last week questioning small towns defending the Second Amendment against the federal government.
I just want to tell Mr. Szalwinski that criminals don’t obey laws. It’s that simple. It is against the law to kill people. That didn’t stop the man who shot Gabrielle Giffords.
If criminals obeyed laws, then yes, passing stricter gun laws would make a difference. But they don’t. So stricter gun laws will only affect law-abiding citizens.
Do you not think there would be a black market for high-capacity magazines? How do you think drug users get their heroine, cocaine, or other drug of choice? Those are against the law too and yet people still get it.
So those who would want high-capacity magazines to go on a shooting rampage would still get them. Only the law-abiding citizens could not. How does this help anything?
Or maybe the person who is determined to kill a lot of people will just use a car next time. Maybe drive through a crowd at some outdoor festival.
What then ... would you pass laws against cars?
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