To the Editor:

In response to Ms. Glasscock’s letter on Sunday, April 18, I must say that it is the Democrats who have no interest in gun safety.

The Democrats are in charge of the largest and most violent cities in the country. These cities have the most draconian gun laws in the country so that only criminals have guns, yet gun violence continues to climb.

The problem is that Democrat mayors and district attorneys won’t enforce the laws for criminals, only for law abiding citizens. Even worse, the gun laws disarm citizens so that they have no legal recourse to self defense.

Current laws designate schools as gun-free zones, AKA a target rich environment. If the criminal knows that there is no armed security on campus, he knows that he has 10-15 minutes of mayhem before the police arrive.

The most recent shooting at a church was not stopped by the police; it was stopped by an armed citizen.The same principle applies.

The police cannot be everywhere, so when the mayhem starts it is up to private security or private citizens to respond. Most churches cannot afford private security and most school districts won’t pay for it.

It breaks my heart that there are so many accidental shootings every year. It infuriates me that there are so many mass killings where the victims are disarmed by the government and are so many sheep for the slaughter.

Mike Phillips

Copperas Cove

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ResistTyranny

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

In Turkey 1911, Turkey established gun control: From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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In the Soviet Union 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control: From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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In China established gun control in 1935: From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up & exterminated.

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In Germany established gun control in 1938: From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

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In Cambodia established gun control in 1956: From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

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In Guatemala established gun control in 1964: From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up & exterminated.

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In Uganda established gun control in 1970: From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. -----------------------------

56 million defenseless people were rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control.

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You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

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Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property &, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens. With guns, we are 'citizens'; without them, we are 'subjects.'

During WW II, the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

Gun owners in the USA are the largest armed forces in the world - if you value your freedom, please spread this anti-gun-control message to all of your friends.

The purpose of fighting is to win, there is no possible victory in defense, the sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.

SWITZERLAND ISSUES A GUN TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD!

SWITZERLAND'S GOVERNMENT ISSUES AND TRAINS EVERY ADULT IN THE USE OF A RIFLE.

SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!

IT'S A NO BRAINER! DON'T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.

ResistTyranny

" People who are prepared to defy laws against murder are not very likely to be stopped by laws against guns. Only law abiding citizens are stopped by gun control laws, and become sitting ducks." Thomas Sowell.

Wayne Jefferson

Must be something big the democrats have planned to disarm us first. It's not a new plan. It's been tried before.

politicians first

don76550

I couldn't agree more. Democrats want to disarm law abiding citizens. Why is that? What does these Democrats want to do to this country that they feel they must first disarm us.

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