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February 9, 2013

Letters to the Editor: 02/09/2013


John W. Boals

Elk Rapids

Lock up your guns

The gun control debate is stupid. Everyone is debating the future. What about the present?

None of these new regulations would stop a shooting tomorrow, next week or, for that matter, next year.

There are millions of guns out there right now, who's going to control them? Certainly not the politicians.

Then who? Us, that's who. How? Three steps: first, by putting trigger locks on every weapon you own; second, lock up all your guns in gun safes, locked closets, whatever; third, lock up the ammo away from the guns.

If that mother would have implemented these three steps, maybe, just maybe, there wouldn't be 20 dead little kids. How about this: Every gun sold is sold with a trigger lock.

Maybe the National Rifle Association could send a trigger lock to anyone who wants one for every gun they own.

If all gun owners are truly responsible, and I believe most are, then they can and should control their own guns.

Why haven't we heard this from the NRA or anyone else?

There are lots of bully pulpits out there. Radio, TV, internet, newspapers, that could get this message out.

Gun owners, lock up your guns.

Jack Busch


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