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A gun is a "tool of death." But I admit, I own 1 handgun. I was thoroughly trained with it and ONLY keep it in my house for home protection. I've had it for over 20 years and have never had to use it or even come close to needing it. It is reaffirming to know, God forfid, if someone were to break into my home, I would have a means of self defense. Calling the police and waiting for 5, 10 or 15 minutes, or longer, for them to come would be too late, in many cases.
That being said, I do NOT belong to the NRA and do not believe ANYONE that is a civilian needs to own an assault rifle, bomb, hand grenade, machine gun, whatever. That is totally RIDICULOUS. An assault weapon has 1 purpose.....to kill MANY people quickly. No one needs to hunt with an AK 47. People that think like that are NRA extremist kooks.
The gun is a "tool for death", but anyone bent on murder will resort to other methods if guns aren't available. I fear the day when bombings will become a convenient way to end lives. We only have to look at the violence in other countries where suicide and car bombs can eliminate just as many people as a gun.
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