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Reader Opinion: The true epidemic

Our president and many of his constituents want to pass laws that do nothing to stop crime, strip away our Second Amendment rights and fund abortions with your tax money.

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President Biden has stated that gun violence in our country is an “epidemic” and an “international embarrassment.”

According to the Brady Foundation, 316 people are shot in the U.S. daily, of that 106 fatally. This would be comprised of criminal, accidental, suicide and self defense situations.

The CDC website states that in 2018, over 619,000 abortions were performed in the U.S. That’s about 1,700 per day.

News reports on the recent shooting in Bryan, Texas, stated that the police responded to the call but the gunman was gone before they arrived. I fully support our police officers but the fact is they can’t be everywhere to prevent crime. These random acts can only be stopped by responsible private gun owners on the scene (minutes away when second count).

Abortions are “legally” performed at clinics and “health care” facilities throughout our country, predictably and in plain sight.

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Yet our president and many of his constituents want to pass laws that do nothing to stop crime, strip away our Second Amendment rights and fund abortions with your tax money.

What is our true epidemic?

Todd Dwire

Baxter

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