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2/5/2013 6:00:00 AM
Kingman Letter: Where's the ammo?

I have more guns than I can count on two hands. I have them locked in a safe that is bolted down so well that anyone could steal my house and the safe would be there.

My point is the ammo is locked in a place that I can't even find.

Guns don't kill; ammo kills people. You can take any one of my guns and beat someone with it. But you can do more damage with a car key, baseball bat, etc. I have had friends that were in car "accidents" and they don't blame my guns!

I think that I am a responsible gun owner; I like my Mini 14 and my AK-47. However, five rounds doesn't last long.... And I am just the guy who loads the damn thing.

Thanks for hearing me out.

Gary Eames


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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

@doing research

"A) why having handguns protects me so much,"

Ii's no guarentee, but it's a better bet than your martial arts or dialing 911 will ever be.

"B) how urban policy like handgun bans affects you in the slightest when many of the recent large-scale gun crimes, especially against children, have been largely rural in location"

Because the liberal solution will be to throw more of OUR taxpayer money at the problem that will bring no results. Midnight basketball and anti-poverty programs won't work. If this was not the plan, head Poverty Pimp Jesse Jackson would not be involved and on the news this past week

"C) how crime in Chicago affects you at all when you now know the cause.

See answer to B. But like many liberal gun grabbers, even though the number of deaths in the inner city is really high, it is not the same as cute little white kids in a suburban town. Oh, except when they pretend it matters to them.......like before an election

And no, I don't care much at all about inner city problem, they are self-made. But I will never claim I do to reach a political goal.

Next question.


Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Article comment by: Doing Research

@mr. parker

The handgun ban fell in 2010. Yet the ability of Chicagoans to legally own handguns has not decreased the murder rate. If it had done that, I'd be the first to highlight data showing this.

The reason is gang-on gang and gang-on-bystander murder.

This map shows in a way that anyone can understand that gang territory is correlated with murder in Chicago.

So now explain to me A) why having handguns protects me so much, and B) how urban policy like handgun bans affects you in the slightest when many of the recent large-scale gun crimes, especially against children, have been largely rural in location, and C) how crime in Chicago affects you at all when you now know the cause.

Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Article comment by: gun owner 000

First of all, guns don't kill people, but they help.
Locking up our ammunition isn't going to do any good...criminals, (the guys who disregard the laws) have access to unlimited amounts of ammunition. Banning guns, or seizing guns will have no effect on criminals, THEY DON'T OBEY THE LAWS, ANYWAY! Looking at the problem from an objective point of view, I'd say we need to arm and train every man, woman, and child in the United States of America. I can think of two things criminals live in holy terror of....A woman with PMS (and a gun) and a five-year-old, with a Thompson.

Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Article comment by: mr. parker

As we become more urbanized, the rate of gun ownership has actually fallen from 50 years ago. People look at Chicago with its 506 murders in 2012. 87% were committed with firearms, not one with a rifle. Then a tragedy occurs that politicians can exploit. They can show they're doing something. None of them want to get into the real reasons for violence.

Drugs, gangs,culture of "disrespect", single parent homes, inability to find work in obama's recession,vile cRap music, violent video games and I'm beginning to think, some of the anti-depressant drugs prescribed freely to anyone who says they feel they're sad.

During the Superbowl, huge corporations pay almost $4 million dollars(plus the cost of the ad) for a 30 second commercial to influence you to buy their products.

Then there's the kid who remains bottled up in his room playing violent video games, listening to rap or death metal music.Drinking or smoking weed or using some other drug.
Don't you think he just might be influenced and develop some violent fantasies and in some cases, acts on them.

Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Article comment by: Doing Research

I've heard a lot of excuses for guns not killing people, though this is a new one.

Though next thing you know people are going to be strapping bayonets on guns and robbing liquor stores.


Oh! OR - oh, how about this - a guy goes in to a liquor store and throws a handfull of ammo at the cashier. Do you prosecute?

Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Article comment by: Rick O'Shea

I Think you have it wrong, guns, ammo, knives, clubs, poison, rope, drugs, extreme sports, cars, alcohol etc, don't kill people, it's the people that kill or hurt others through the use of a plethora of inanimate objects that are at fault.

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