Since the mass shooting at the Colorado movie theater, we are starting to hear a lot about gun control.

Gun control, however, would take away guns from only law-abiding Americans.

A few years back, Australia collected all the firearms from its people, cut them up and dumped them into the sea. One year later, gun crime increased by 12 percent and a lot of home break-ins ended with the homeowner getting shot.

If a burglar breaks into my house, I want more then a broom to drive him off.

In the early 1960s, I read an article in the newspaper that was an interview with a former Japanese general. When asked why the Japanese didn’t attack the West Coast of the U.S. instead of Hawaii, the general said three words: “Too many guns.”

The gun business in Maine employs a lot of people, and they pay taxes. Besides, hunting controls overpopulation of animals.

Philip Woodworth

Whitefield

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