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Eliminate gun-free zones, confront ‘cowards’


Andrew Cuomo is just as firearms ignorant as the previous Gov. Cuomo. Their hatred of gun ownership guaranteed by the Second Amendment is obvious. It also clouds their ability to listen to common sense solutions.

The Founding Fathers would not have ratified the Constitution without the Bill of Rights.

Banning clips in excess of seven rounds is ludicrous, do the math, 7 x3 = 21. Plain stupidity to think this will help.

His proposal to stiffen penalties for a gun on school property is dumb. Most school shooters do not come out alive.

A school in Texas has had armed faculty since October 2007. No coward is going into a zone where there are armed people. GFZs are their killing fields. Just think how quickly the Newtown massacre would have ended had the principal been trained and armed.

A private citizen that does thwart a school shooting with a firearm would be in more trouble than the shooter. That is what you get from ignorant “know it all” politicians.

Until GFZs are eliminated, these incidents will not cease. No law has stopped any shooter from preying on a GFZ. They never will. Bad people do bad things, law or no law.

The answer: Confront the gun-toting coward with a gun in his face. Most times the coward will put it down. Or in the case of the Clackamas, Ore., mall shooter, when he saw an armed citizen he killed himself. Cowards will not challenge an armed citizen. That is why they pick on GFZs.

David Martini Sr.

Wellesley Island

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