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Time to talk about guns

I grew up with guns in my house. There are guns in my house. I understand the sport of the shooting range and the sport of hunting. I understand the argument, while not finding it convincing, that guns in the home protect you.

What I do not understand is any argument for assault weapons in private hands. Assault weapons were created to kill people — just as one did so effectively in the hands of a 20-year-old at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Now is the time to have a reasoned discussion of gun ownership and of gun control.

Fred Derrick, Glen Arm

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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