The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

March 14, 2014

Letter: Obama’s potential gun control attempts useless

ENID, Okla. — After the O-(bum)-a-care fiasco simmers down, I’ll betcha Obama and his Kool-Aid-drinking liberal buddies will again be making a big push for gun control.

Balderdash! No matter how strict background checks and gun controls are, the bad dudes will always have the means to acquire guns.

Does gun control reduce “crime” and thereby make us safer? No.

Does gun control pose any risk to our security? Yes.

Is gun control constitutional? No. the Bill of Rights guarantees the right of all law abiding Americans to bear arms.

When I was in battle on Okinawa as a Marine, I had a Browning Automatic Rifle. I’ll swear it just wouldn’t fire unless I flipped it off of safety and pulled the trigger.

I have a small rifle in my home. When I go to bed at night, it’s near me. I have yet to hear it fire on its own. Guns are inanimate, mechanical devices that hurt no one by themselves.

Way back when there were no guns, people used rocks, bows and arrows, spears, swords, daggers, poison and slingshots to kill one another.

They didn’t kill people on their own. It took people to use them. Same thing with guns.

Guns don’t kill people — people kill people. My definition of good control is: Hit your target. Ooh-Rah.

Because of what I have written, maybe I’d better dig me a deep bunker. My house may be targeted by one of Obama’s killer drones.

Arlo Becker

Enid

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