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No matter where you stand in the gun debate I, as well as many others, would kindly ask you to drop the nonsensical meme: "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." It sounds clever, but means nothing, anymore than saying: "Cars don't drive, people do" or "Knives don't cut, people do." Of course that's true, but remove cars from the equation and people go nowhere. Remove knives from the equation and nothing gets cut. Remove guns from the equation, especially the assault weapon of choice in the hands of mass killers, and 17 young people in Florida and 59 concertgoers in Las Vegas are still alive.

Guns in the hands of killers - kill. So why do we insist on giving them the means to do so? - John Hubers, Orange City, Iowa


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