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Letter: Guns not the problem
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Has anyone noticed that all the terrorist attacks that have occurred in Europe lately have been carried out with a knife, explosives, a vehicle, a machete or other non firearm?

The one fact is that all those innocent victims had no way of defending themselves because the majority of the governments in Europe prohibit citizens from owning a firearm.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese military wanted Admiral Yamamato to attack the Western United States. Yamamato was educated in the United State and knew the customs and views of its people. 

He advised that an attack on the U.S. would be very dangerous because, as he put it, behind every bush there would be an American with a gun.

Those of you who come from parts of the world that prohibit ownership of a handgun or rifle please explain how you would prevent your respective governments from imposing their control over you? 

A few good examples would be Cuba under Castro; Russia under Stalin; Germany under Hitler; Italy under Mussolini; Venezuela under Chavez/Madero. The common thread that allowed those dictators to overpower their citizens was ownership of a gun was forbidden. All guns were confiscated; the only one with a gun was the dictator.

Sandy Hook happened because the kid who shot all those innocent children was mentally challenged and more importantly, because no one in that school had a weapon to stop him.

There are plenty of laws on the books that look to make sure anyone who wants to buy a firearm has to go through a thorough Federal (FBI) and state background check.

If you want to do something useful with your effort and time, try to figure out how to keep guns out of the hands of people who purchased that gun on the black market. Most of the guns that are stolen are sold to gangs, or other trouble makers who don’t go through any background check.

Please wake up once and for all and stop letting your emotions dictate and overpower your logic.  Guns aren’t the problem, people are.

Tony Gulla