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Gun control laws already in place

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From page A7 | January 03, 2013 |

My heart goes out to the innocent. However, this last shooting sparked again the “liberal” rail for gun control. We have gun control laws. The law bans several types from possession. Maybe we should expand the ban. California has good, strict gun laws in place. The nation could follow. We’re required to keep them locked up and with limited 10-round magazines.

We should study if these killers are or ever were on Ritalin as kids or antidepressants as adults. Most of these killers commit suicide after their mania. TV ads for antidepressants warn at the end of the commercial with the disclaimer “may cause suicidal tendencies.” They know.

These are psychotic drugs that suppress serotonin. These treatments may be necessary for some, I understand that, but maybe a study can reveal a connection. We have a medicated society. These drugs inherently produce homicidal and suicidal tendencies in 1 percent of the users. We therefore have an undisclosed army of potential home-grown terrorists. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11,100 Americans died from gun-related killings during 2011, excluding suicides. There were 19,766 suicides by firearms.

This past week in gun abandoned and controlled China, school killings were declared an epidemic. In the most recent incident, the assailant used a knife on 26 children. (www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20723910 and http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8653827.stm.).

The Second Amendment is explicitly written for us Neanderthals to have and keep the tools of freedom. Militia does not mean National Guard or Homeland Security. These are government entities that take “orders.” Our Founding Fathers, having defeated the red coats; knew one day they would return.

Hank Schwarzbach

Fairfield

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  • Mike KirchubelJanuary 03, 2013 - 8:57 am

    Liberals railing for gun control? Liberals? Really? Why not call those proposing rational regulations "open minded?" This latest incident has a very broad spectrum of Americans wondering why automatic weapons are so readily available. What do you use yours for, Hank? Deer? Ducks? Or anybody who does not agree with your politics? Would you use you automatic weapons to protect America from an invasion by al Quida? Or to protect America from President Obama? Do you think it would be a good idea for everyone to have access to a nuclear weapon? How about a non-nuclear bomb? Are car bombs OK? They are safer than a machine gun. Sinper rifles with a mile-long range? R.P.G.s? Where is the line you would draw between "freedom" and sensibility?

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  • Mike KirchubelJanuary 03, 2013 - 9:34 am

    Please insert the term, "semi" automatic weapons in the rant above. The small difference between firing a weapon as fast as you can twitch your finger and one that does it for you is, I'm sure, lost on the victims.

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  • laffsatliersJanuary 03, 2013 - 9:08 am

    In the DR's practice of random placement of comments, the comment I wanted placed here appears elsewhere.

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  • Tom ChalkJanuary 03, 2013 - 11:41 am

    With some exceptions, including the availability of semi-automatic weapons for civilians, and the availability of ANY firearm to the mentally unstable and the criminal element(e.g., gunshows), the author is correct: There are more than enough gun laws on the books, especially in California. If you doubt this, get a copy of CALIFORNIA GUNLAWS, by C.D. Michel. Or any comprehensive legal source. The entire country could probably benefit by adopting this state's laws.

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  • Mike KirchubelJanuary 03, 2013 - 2:15 pm

    Tom, are you suggesting that the nation as a whole, adopt California's gun laws?

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  • Tom ChalkJanuary 03, 2013 - 2:35 pm

    Mike: I guess I am, especially for those states that have virtually nothing in place (if that's possible). Also, I offer that in light of the current public uproar as a means of avoiding even more draconian laws, and to appease the anti-gun people who are about to erupt into a major witch hunt. Am I particularly happy with California's gun laws? No.

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