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April 15, 2014
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Letter: Gun control won't reduce crime or increase public safety

Why disarm Americans?

It is heartening to see the high degree of non-compliance by gun owners in Connecticut and New York with their states’ most recent “gun control” effort. These law-abiding Americans are now branded as felons for their defiance of the recent mandatory registration of semi-automatic rifles and standard capacity magazines. Many New York sheriffs have publicly stated that they will not enforce Cuomo’s so-called SAFE Act. As you know, many sheriffs, including our own, have taken similar stands.

It would be one thing if there was a shred of evidence that “gun control” laws worked to reduce crime and increase the public safety. They emphatically do not. Registration is always the precursor to confiscation. Why do they want us disarmed anyway? Even if you do not own a gun, you should answer that question honestly.

Michael D. Heath

Myrtle Creek

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