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More gun laws not answer

February 24, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

To the Editor,

I am writing to you to express my concern about the legislation Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is unveiling in Congress. Most factual studies show no reduction in gun crimes, including murder, under gun control laws. As a matter of fact, a significant number of studies show higher rates of murder and other gun crimes under such laws.

A citizen confronted in his or her home by multiple intruders might find 30 bullets barely adequate enough to protect him or herself and their family - after all, not every bullet hits its mark or even incapacitates an intruder. A wounded man can still pose a deadly threat.

It appears that the criminals committing these horrendous crimes with guns are afflicted with mental issues, or at least influenced by mind-altering sources, such as violent games, movies and websites. The entertainment industry is quick to jump on the anti-gun campaign but denies any responsibility toward the mental issue.

President Barack Obama, having been supported largely by the entertainment industry, seems reluctant to address this issue. Our society is becoming numb to violence -what America needs is a thriving economy to reduce the joblessness and the welfare roles, not gun control.

David E. Utt

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