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October 14, 2013
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Letter: Look at the laws and consequences

Where gun laws are leading us

This government continues to hold the law-abiding gun owner accountable for the acts of the criminal and the insane who committed murders in the government mandated gun free zones. Meanwhile, Obama violates Federal law to run guns to the terrorist enemies of this country in Syria and the secretary of state signs the U.N. gun treaty. This is an act he has no authority to do, because treaties are the responsibility of Congress. This treaty provides the basis for civilian disarmament in this country, which is why Obama quietly championed it, back before the last election. To be fair, both political parties take part in the gun running, which is why they have blocked inquiry into Benghazi.

The Charles Krauthammer column in this paper described the mental horrors suffered by the Navy yard shooter, stating that when he practiced psychiatry, the man would have been hospitalized and treated. This man even asked the police to help him because of the voices that tormented him. But instead of addressing this tragedy from an honest and humane perspective, the demagogue-in-chief, as before, shifted into a higher gear in his plan to disarm the American people. The Obama-driven media was counting the magazine capacity of the most popular rifle in this country when they found out that the shooter used America’s most common and popular shotgun instead.

Now Obama is leaning on the banks to restrict the use of Visa cards in retail gun purchases. Ammunition and reloading components have doubled and tripled in price because of limited availability, government taxes, and hoarding.

Authoritarianism cannot function unless the people are physically and psychologically helpless. The 20th century proved it.

Michael Heath

Myrtle Creek

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