To the Editor: Guns don’t kill people
Written by Ray Olds   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:04
Response to letter dated Nov. 6, 2013:
Why is it a mistake? Why would the writer of this letter believe that anyone who gives another side of a story is hate mail. In the letter that you used words such as gun toting low life, gun addicts, getting off on packing heat, and propaganda. You believe that these are not hateful? Think about it.
As a doctor, may I ask how many people have you treated that has been shot by a gun? Bet you will not like the answer. None they were shot by a human using a gun! Guns do not kill people, people kill people. Think about it.
Let's use your thinking, get rid of everything that hurt or kill people. Let's just use one, automobiles. I would venture to say many, many more men, women, and yes even children are killed in auto crashes. Please notice, I did not say auto accidents, as each crash has a cause, go far enough and each one comes back to human error. Think about it.
As you write in your letter, you state "I can remember a time when I would have done that if I had a gun ready." At that time what would you have called yourself? Gun toting low life, macho man or unstable? Or are they only names that you call other people? What was it that caused you to consider using a weapon, was it life threatening or maybe someone questioning your ethics. Think about it.
Lastly, can you tell me who is going to collect the "guns" away from the criminals. Do you think for one minute they will give up that easy? Chicago has one of the toughest gun laws in the U.S., and there are more deaths in one day than in a full year in Bowling Green. Think about it doctor and you will see that you are wrong.
Ray Olds
Bowling Green
 

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