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We need gun debate based on facts, not emotions

March 16, 2013
The Marietta Times

The debate on the Second Amendment and all other debates should be based on facts and not emotions. We all have an emotional response to a tragedy or loss of a loved one. But that should not be the basis for making change; it could however, be the motivation to work toward a discussion on making change in a law or condition to prevent a tragedy from reoccurring. If we follow the emotional logic without a logical discussion, we would ban cars because they kill people, we would ban cancer and we would ban pencils because all of these cause us suffering or embarrassment. We have laws against killing people, robbery, running stop signs, speeding in school zones, but none of these laws have eliminated the problem. The problem is the person behind the wheel of the vehicle, or the knife, club or gun.



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