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Guns: A coward’s choice

We keep hearing that we are the strongest and best nation in the world. The country that every other one should look up to and model themselves after. Yet, because of the self-serving majority of our Congress that allows themselves to be bought by the National Rifle Association (NRA) with their lobbying and political contributions, we now have to have armed guards not only at our banks, but at our malls, churches, movie theaters, universities and even our elementary schools.

Apparently, they think it is the right of any gun-loving lunatic to own a repeating weapon that can kill dozens of people in a matter of minutes as long as those contributions keep coming in. And the second amendment doesn’t say anything about the right to own a Uzi. They were referring to muskets. It seems we didn’t think the congressional herd enough in the last election.

How many more people have to be murdered before we get some people with a conscience elected?

And I am sick of hearing that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. But guns are a coward’s weapon. You don’t even have to get close to your victims. You can’t kill dozens of people with a brick, frying pan or even a knife without getting close to your victims and probably being overcome by someone.

Julie Pawlak