Letter to the Editor: Morality the answer
BY Roberta Smith, Tulsa
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
2/13/13 at 8:20 AM
In the letter, "Aussies had enough" (Jan. 16), the writer states that there has been a decrease in crime since the government bought back their guns. I don't know where the writer got that information, but I have read numerous articles stating just the opposite.
I just finished watching a video on YouTube interviewing several Aussies, and they all said there had been an increase in crime. Their statistics stated are:
Is anyone naive enough to believe that criminals will not continue to have guns? If mentally disturbed people want a gun, they can get one on the black market or have a friend who can pass the background check get one for them.
- 69 percent increase in armed robberies;
- 28 percent increase in assaults with guns;
- 19 percent increase in gun murders; and
- 21 percent increase in home invasions.
People living with a mentally disturbed person ought to be smart enough to get rid of their guns. Disarming private citizens is not the answer.
The only answer is to improve morality - and how do you legislate that?
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