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Guns in the Hands of Americans

By ellefroze, Hartland, WI

Dear Mr. President:

How safe would you feel if you were in public and everyone around you was carrying a concealed gun? Or how would you feel if you were sitting in a movie theater and someone walks in and decides to start shooting everyone? Or maybe you are getting your hair done and again someone walks in and starts shooting people? I do not feel safe.

Are guns good because they provide the ultimate self-defense? While I’m sure some people believe having a gun at their bedside makes them safer, they are wrong. This is not just my opinion, it is a fact. Guns kept in the home for self-protection are 43 times more likely to kill a family member, friend or acquaintance than to kill an intruder, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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