January 21, 2020

Don’t touch my guns

Your story on Feb. 15 about firearms safety legislation to train students to use guns properly contains a thought for all the gun-grabbers who want to deprive me of my rights under the Second Amendment.

The article states that “Maine has the second highest per capita gun ownership in the country,” and also that “Maine has the second lowest rate of gun fatalities in the nation.” Is it possible that there is a correlation? Is it possible that when guns are readily available and familiar, they are less likely to be used improperly? It shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

We know that where guns are most regulated, the death rate is high. Look at New York City and Washington, D.C. Those who want to make life safer should realize that banning guns is totally counterproductive.

Educate! Train! Familiarize! But leave our guns alone! Lawrence E. Merrill Bangor

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