Archive for Thursday, June 27, 2013

Letter: Guns revered

June 27, 2013


To the editor:

The surviving Boston bomber will face charges of using weapons of mass destruction. The pressure cooker bombs killed three people. That number of fatalities pales in comparison to the 20 children and six adults massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December. There, the killer’s arsenal included an assault rifle and high-capacity magazine clips. It’s puzzling that those horrific instruments of extreme firepower escape the definition of “weapons of mass destruction” according to our legal and moral standards.

George W.’s main pretext for going to war with Saddam’s Iraq was questionable from the start. He claimed that the “evil doer’s” regime was manufacturing WMD’s. Had President Bush searched his own backyard, he would have found a veritable cornucopia of WMD’s right here in America. This grievous reality eludes countless lawmakers beholden to the National Rifle Association and easily manipulated by gun rights extremists. Truth be said, we live in a country where flag-waving gun toters revere their weapons of mass destruction as much as apple pie and Fourth of July picnics.


FlintlockRifle 9 months, 3 weeks ago

You are welcome, shoot straight, and enjoy


FlintlockRifle 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Sorry there D.T.O.M , Kansas Fish & Game will allow the use of the low end 5.56 this year on deer, I will not be using one myself, sticking to the ole smokepile. and maybe a .243 Love to shoot the ""weapon of mass destruction"" on a nice day at the range, so relaxing.Mr Brown have you ever shoot any type of rifle, go to a gun shop like the Bullet Hole and crank off a few rounds, P.S take your check book, you will probably be bring one home.


Phoghorn 9 months, 3 weeks ago

My guns can only be considered WMDs if you are a paper target.


kansas_cynic 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Or try saying anything logical to average gun lover.


cheeseburger 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Oh Neil - you are so off-base.

As has been proven time and time again, those bent on mass destruction will find the means to carry out their destruction, be it planes, pressure cookers, poisons, guns, bombs, etc. Your willingness to cast the Constitution aside just because you don't care for guns is appalling.

Oh, and by the way, when someone breaks into your home and threatens your family, don't call the cops. Just throw your TV remote at them. That'll work.


Dont_Tread_On_Me 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Not a clip ughhhh - magazine is the term you are looking for. And assault rifle is a misleading term as well. My .22 has a 30 round magazine as well, is that now an assault rifle?

"Horrific weapon of extreme firepower" - what makes a weapon horrific? Can a knife be horrific? As to extreme firepower, the .223 that was used is on the low end of the scale when it comes to firepower. You cannot even hunt deer in Kansas with this round so please educate yourself before you write your next letter.

To compare one of these rifles to a chemical/nuclear weapons is laughable at best.

Your hysteria knows no bounds.


Steven Gaudreau 9 months, 3 weeks ago


The United States govt is the biggest bully in the world. Our country is the most violent in the world. We are a country of hypocrites. I would not want to live anywhere else but if I was not an American, I would hate us too.


skinny 9 months, 3 weeks ago

I'd be willing to bet Mr. Brown grew up in the City and has never been on a farm or even visited western Kansas where guns are a part of life as IS apple pies and the Fourth of July!

You will not win this argument Mr. Brown, not in the state of Kansas!!


boiled 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Conflating Hussein (Saddam Hussein that is) and his WMD's to American gun ownership. Absolute brilliance! Now I see that study is dead-on about Lawrence being a "smart" city.


Abdu Omar 9 months, 3 weeks ago

A gun only becomes a "weapon" when it is in a killer's hand. Most of those who have guns do not anticipate or dream about killing people. The incident was perpetrated by one who was not the average gun owner. He stole the guns from his mother. He had no right to them. This is what has to be determined. Gun owner's have to protect their right to own guns by keeping them locked up and away from possible theft or use by one who is intent on killing. We can't punish the whole USA because of the actions of one man.


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