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Canada FWD:Now the anti-gunners want to restrict or outright ban air rifles!

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    Canada FWD:Now the anti-gunners want to restrict or outright ban air rifles!
    Now the anti-gunners want to restrict or outright ban air rifles!



    Don


    >----- Original Message -----


    >Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 9:54 PM
    >Subject: Fw: Letter to the Editor of the Toronto Sun 16 July 2003
    >
    >
    >EXCELLENT!!!! Loved this man's answer
    >--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >
    >
    >Subject: Fw: Letter to the Editor of the Toronto Sun 16 July 2003
    >
    >
    >What is far past "beginning to wear thin", Peter Beyer (Letters, 16 July
    >2003), is the feeble argument of those who wish to blame inanimate objects
    >and punish the innocent rather than lay the blame where it truly belongs.
    >
    >Do cars bear any responsibility for accidents or crimes in which they are
    >involved? Do computers bear any responsibility for silly letters? Of course
    >not, Mr. Beyer, and the notion that firearms could be "equally responsible
    >for the damage" is equally stupid.
    >
    >Primary responsibility rests with the criminal idiots who pulled the
    >trigger. Secondary responsibility rests with the parents who failed
    >miserably in their upbringing including allowing the unfettered use of a
    >vehicle. Tertiary responsibility rests with various other segments of
    >society: an overall lack of personal accountability and eagerness to blame
    >everybody and everything but the perpetrator, a justice system unwilling to
    >punish criminals adequately, and self-serving spineless politicians
    >unwilling to deal with real causes of problems.
    >
    >If guns "serve(s) no other purpose than to injure, hurt, or otherwise harm
    >a
    >human being" it would seem that five to seven million Canadians have wasted
    >a huge pile of money on fifteen to twenty million firearms and unknowable
    >millions of pellet guns as amazingly few citizens are ever shot.
    >
    >Murders and suicides are means-independent. Somebody bent upon killing
    >himself or another does not drop the intent simply because a certain
    >implement is not readily at hand - they merely use a different means.
    >Focussing on one particular means only results in a shift between
    >statistical subsets: the number of victims remains unchanged, but while
    >fewer may be shot more are stabbed, beaten, strangled etcetera. Dead is
    >dead, regardless of what method is used.
    >
    >As a parent of a teenage daughter and two young sons, I am very angry that
    >this happened and very sympathetic towards the young victim and his
    >parents.
    >As a firearms owner I know where the blame truly lies. As a rational human
    >being I will not let emotion over-ride logic.
    >
    >And by the way, the slingshots that I made and used (responsibly) with
    >considerable accuracy as a child were more than just "rubber bands"...
    >
    >Mark L Horstead
    >
    >end of message


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