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Just the facts, please

I normally don’t write to newspapers. Now it seems that the far left has taken control of the gun debate. Let’s get a few facts straight.

A .22-cal. semi auto, a 12-ga. semi auto and a 30.06-semi auto are not assault weapons. An M-16 and an M-60 50-cal. full automatics are military, are outlawed for private ownership and are assault weapons.

Let the tree huggers collect a few facts before they attack our rights.

1. Most serial killers are or have been treated for mental illness.

2. A history of mental illness (unless documented) does not preclude weapons ownership.

3. To my knowledge there is no federal registry for the mentally disabled as there is for convicted felons.

Let’s listen to China, Russia, Iran, etc. Disarm America. They certainly don’t have a hidden agenda or forbid ownership of firearms to the mentally disabled and their families. Duh!

Which do I choose?

Bob Ferris


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