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8/7/2014 6:00:00 AM
Letter: People, not weapons, are at fault

It's really not the bat that did the dirty deed. When they found a man laying in a park, dead, it was determined that he died from a blow to the head with a baseball bat. Now we are going to burn all baseball bats.

Hold on here a minute! It wasn't the bat's fault! It did not swing itself. Someone had a hold of it.

A car was up on a curb with a man underneath it, dead. Now we are going to crush all the cars.

But wait just a dang minute - the car did not drive itself up on the curb. A man who was drunk did and then left the scene. The car couldn't have steered itself up on the curb. It had to go where the man steered it.

A man was found on the street, dead with a gun nearby. And now we are going to melt all the guns down.

Wait, wait, wait just a minute! Do you think the gun pointed itself at that man? Do you think that gun pulled its own trigger? Don't blame the gun! Stop and think.

A gun can lie in a gun case or in a gun store for years and years and years and won't harm a flea. But when a man comes along and picks it up and then shoots someone, why do we blame the gun?

Our way of thinking is we should destroy all the knives, baseball bats, guns, cars and anything else that can hurt us, but someone will figure out a way to hurt someone, so the problem has got to be us.

Don't you think?

Gene Riley

Kingman


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