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Ban on Guns

January 24, 2013
Times Leader

Dar?Editor,

Prohibition was a national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol, from 1920 to 1933. The ban was mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment. Prohibition ended with the Twenty-first Amendment, which repealed the Eighteenth Amendment, on December 5, 1933.

The ban resulted in the growth of vast criminal organizations. Disregard of the law generated corruption among politicians and within police forces. To this day drinking is the cause of many deaths. Drinking and driving takes lives of many young people. Was it intended to protect the people? It did not work!

Some year ago, it was decided that sex education in school would protect the children. The reasoning was if the children were more educated regarding their bodies and consequences of making wrong choices it would stop teen pregnancies and in turn lower abortions. Each year thousands of babies are murdered through abortion. Was it intended to protect the people? It did not work!

The ban on smoking was thought to protect our children and limit the number of cancer deaths. Untold people still breath their last smoky breathe as they die from cancer from cigarettes they used or from someone near them who smoked. Was it intended to protect the people? It did not work!

Now we are being told the Government is planning to ignore the Second Amendment of the Constitution that gives the people the right to own and bear arms.

They reasoning, that if the government limits the guns and ammunition we can sell, manufacture, and transport they will be protecting our children.

As with prohibition the ban on guns will no doubt result in the growth of vast criminal organizations, disregard of the law and generate corruption.

A gun is only as dangerous as the person that has access to the gun. Is this ban intended to protect the people?

It will not work!

Lee Landers

St.?Clairsville

 
 

 

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