When do we ban hammers, ladders?

Gun tragedies are attributable to basic sociocultural, institutional and economic factors (administration failures) that no gun law can overcome. Though mere control is constitutional and already in place, wholesale prohibition and confiscation is not. The Constitution precludes laws barring responsible, law-abiding adults from choosing to own guns to balance governmental power.

The FBI says more people in the U.S. are murdered with hammers and clubs than rifles and shotguns, and death from accidental falls almost doubles the number of firearm homicides. Using liberal socialist logic, when do we ban hammers and ladders? If guns were suddenly illegal, wouldn’t criminals and tyrants possess them all? Confiscation leads to government control.

Hitler said the worst thing for a dictator was an armed population; 100 million law-abiding American gun owners is a deterrent to any such tyrant.

America often assists the rest of the gun-controlled world against dictatorship, genocide, and world war. Dictators such as Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, or places like Turkey, Bosnia, Sudan, Rwanda, Syria, and Guatemala, all used gun control with the excuse of “public safety” to disarm their victims. The Second Amendment preserves our freedom by deterring and preventing such tyranny.

Shouldn’t dictatorial “executive orders” from Obama with the support of UN propaganda help us to open our eyes to history?

Scott Dunkirk

Cedar Rapids 

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