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Letter: No one has opened fire at a gun show

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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012 7:20 am

The recent slaughter at the grade school in Connecticut is an unimaginable tragedy that could never have been predicted.

What can be predicted will be the national call to disarm honest, law-abiding citizens as a result. The hue and cry to collect and ban defensive weapons will propel politicians and those who worship the flawless power of government to trot out all the discounted myths of gun control that always miss the target.

What most opponents of the right to bear arms won’t tell you is that the very likelihood of guns being present deters a vast majority crimes. That’s because cowards who open fire on innocent five year olds are encouraged by knowing that there is nothing on campus to stop them. Signs posted on the perimeter announcing No Firearms Zone virtually guarantee an unrestricted free-for-all to anyone evil enough to engage. But denying all citizens the right to protect themselves will in no way hinder the criminal-minded from carrying out their nefarious designs.

The greatest testament to the safety of a heavily-armed environment is the fact that no one has ever tried to storm a gun show.

So, when the president sheds a public tear over the tragedy, my guess is he has consoled himself with intentions to use it to promote a national so-called called “dialogue” on rounding up guns from the innocent in order to protect the ambitions of the miscreants of society. Then the American Slaughter will begin in earnest.

P.J. O’Malley

Mesa

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