Ex-Military Man Grateful He Never Needed To Use A Gun


In response to Carroll Cox's article about gun control, I hope that she was able to clear her blood-stained conscience.

Guns sure look good when compared to weak, not all-inclusive computer data. How many unreported deaths have occurred by way of the gun?

It is so convenient to attach the meaning of the gun to the out-dated conservative moral factor. When facing one's own evils, it is so nice to be able to place blame on the armless idiots who don't know how to raise their children the right way.

This view suggests that gun-toting NRA members make better parents. And what a joy it is to know that we are creating a brand new generation of rigid-thinking, unyielding, self-defense freaks.

I spent 11 years of my life in the U.S. military. That was the only time in my life that I was required to carry a weapon. I count my blessings that I never needed to use one.

I have been in some tough situations down in several big cities, and I honestly believe that if I would have been walking around with a gun, I would have gotten hurt. I could have hurt myself.

I guess my parents didn't raise our whole family right, because none of us has ever owned a gun.

Timothy J. Oconnor


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