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Letter: Gun bans don't stop gun crimes

The Second Amendment is a rare light in an ever darkening room. Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime, but in reality, it is the bureaucrats protecting their power and position.

In all cases where guns are banned, gun crime continues and often increases. As for maniacs, be it nuts with cars (NYC, Chapel Hill N.C.), swords (Japan), knives (China) or home made bombs (everywhere), insane people strike.

The excuse that people will start shooting each other is also plain silly. So it is our politicians saying that our society is full of incapable adolescents who can never be trusted? Then please explain how we can trust them or the police, who themselves grew up and came from the same culture?

— Ken Rocheleau