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Assault rifles are just the start

Published 9:30am Tuesday, January 1, 2013

First, I am all for banning assault rifles and high-volume clips, but that being said, I think the fixation on guns has detracted from the issues that drive these individuals to using the guns. We are missing an opportunity to confront the people making fortunes selling violent video games that turn the number of killings into a goal. We have a president who has an assignation list as part of his foreign policy. We have policies that devalue the life of the unborn and the elderly. The list goes on, and I am sure others have things to add, so let’s talk about what we can do to prevent these incidents rather than only talking about how we can limit the number of casualties by outlawing large-volume clips.

 

John Forman

Albert Lea