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Guns end arguments violently that might be settled peacefully

Posted: July 31, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: July 31, 2013 2:00 a.m.

Brian Baker’s letter to the editor in The Signal, dated 28 July 2013, is as wrong as can be about gun ownership here in America.

Guns, simply, end arguments violently that otherwise would be harmless.

I will start with an example: I was entered into a tennis tournament, in Chicago, when I left my tennis bag, filled with my tennis gear, inside the site of the tennis tournament, an indoor tennis building.

I did not notice that I had forgotten my tennis bag until many hours after I played my last tennis match — 11:30 p.m.

When I knocked on the door to the tennis building, the security guard on duty pointed his gun at me.

The guard said that if I did not leave the premise now he was going to shoot me! I, quickly, ran off the property. I picked up my tennis bag on the next day of tennis play.

Indeed, I came very close to being shot. If the guard did not have a gun on him — no deadly force — he would have had to settle that situation in a peaceful manner.

Baker’s logic, gun ownership for many, almost had me killed.

In my opinion, all personal guns here in America ought to be outlawed, because, more often than not, innocent Americans are being threatened with them and sometimes killed with them.

Without a doubt, smart people do not need guns of any type in order to protect themselves. Only stupid people need guns in which to handle situations.

In fact, I say that even police personnel should not be allowed to have guns.

Yes, take away gun ownership from all Americans and America would become the peaceful country that it was meant to be.


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