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Springville Journal letter to the editor: Rebuttal of Journal gun control letter

Editor:
Gary Ebert deserves to be commended for his field and stream club and its beautiful surroundings.

But he’s dead wrong on firearms. Let me try to counter some points in his letter.

He claims we need guns, to protect ourselves from our government. Does he realize, if our government wanted to come after him, no matter how much heat he’s packing, he wouldn’t stand a chance?

And Mr. Ebert should check the statistics that clearly show that guns in a home are much more likely to kill a friend or family member than protect against a criminal.

Now, as to the sport of hunting, a rifle is used. But would Mr. Ebert explain to me why pistols and assault rifles, with many automatic 10- or 20-clip magazines, are fondly collected and owned by gun owners?

Hunting with such high power weapons is illegal.

Herb Bertram
Orchard Park
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