H. Lord: Ban on booze didn’t work either

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So, the liberals would like to ban what they call “assault rifles.” Never mind definitions. The important thing is to do something. After all, Congress is supposed to solve every problem. Never mind the U.S. Constitution. Never mind the Second Amendment. Just disarm law-abiding citizens and then the children will be protected … right?

Wrong.

Some of us are old enough to remember Prohibition. The 18th Amendment was supposed to ban the manufacture, sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors. It did not work. Finally, it was repealed and bootlegging ended.

Well, in my opinion, the so-called “gun-free zones” in schools and colleges and on certain military bases (such as Fort Hood) are in the same category. They constitute an open invitation to lunatics to get guns and come to shoot people with relative safety.

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Repeal the laws about gun-free zones. Let teachers and administrators have concealed carry. The lunatics will have no incentive to come in with guns blazing.

Harvey Lord, South Paris

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