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August 18, 2009

Gun Control?

I am not a member of the NRA. I do own three guns though and I love to shoot them. My wife an I set up some fairly strict rules for storage so our kids would be safe, so you don't need to worry. I'm not an advocate for gun ownership either. The only thing I have to say about the subject is this; if a criminal is willing to break the law using a gun, they are probably willing to break the law getting a gun. I found this surfing the web and thought it was funny. Any thoughts?

An interesting letter in the Australian Shooter Magazine this week, which I quote: "If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.The firearm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means you are about 25 per cent more likely to be shot and killed in the US capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the US , than you are in Iraq .

Conclusion: The US should pull out of Washington