R. Hussey: Outlaws will have guns

Passing laws for gun control, taxing bullets, removing weapons from the public's hands and limiting the number of rounds will not stop the chaos. That is because there is no one at the schools, malls and college campuses to protect others who have weapons.

How many bullets did Timothy McVeigh or the terrorists use?

Like the saying goes, when you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns. They will find a way.

Richard Hussey, Lewiston

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Betty Davies's picture

Why bother to have ANY laws?

If there should be no restrictions on guns, based on the notion that criminals will break the law and obtain guns, why not apply that reasoning universally, and have no laws at all?

Somehow, that line of "reasoning" is used only for laws restricting weapons of mass destruction.

Bob Woodbury's picture

So what MccVeigh did...

...makes what happened in Connecticut OK.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

After reading Mr. Hussey's

After reading Mr. Hussey's letter several times, it has been concluded that he said no such thing. Those are your thoughts, not his.

Andrew Jones's picture

Nothing makes it ok; the

Nothing makes it ok; the point is that he killed a hell of a lot more people including children with 5,000 pound of fertilizer and gasoline, and people want to wage war over sporting rifles.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Excellent point.

Excellent point.

Bob Woodbury's picture

How many times...

...have there been 5,000 pound fertilizer and gasoline bombs been used compared to how many times what you call "sporting rifles" been used?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Shouldn't once have been

Shouldn't once have been enough?

Jason Theriault's picture

Wrong

Look at England. They outlawed guns, and now criminals use knives.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

What is the ratio of guns to

What is the ratio of guns to knives used in homicides in UK, do you know?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Ban knives, and there will be

Ban knives, and there will be a run in sales of baseball bats and 3 1/2 foot sections of lead pipe. People who intend to do harm to others will ALWAYS find a weapon with which to do it.

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