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Letter: No one has right to be irresponsible with guns

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From: Craig Fields


After reading the explanation of The Republic and the Columbus Police Department, it appears that it is OK to accidentally shoot people. They attempt to defend the rights of a person to bear arms in a public place.

The story that was put forward by CPD and this paper was nothing but gun rights propaganda. For the populace of the United States of America to believe that it is your right to be irresponsible with a weapon is absurd. It is a criminal offense anytime a human is so uncaring that you put other people’s lives in danger, whether that be guns or any life-threatening situations.


How did we get to this? As we witness killings and murders across this country, why do we continue to allow unprepared people to have guns?

The disappointment with CPD over this is not surprising as it tries to represent a small segment of the population that is coerced by magazines.

It is time for the majority of Americans to speak up and support the fact that gun ownership is not helping in any way to make the United States a better place. I am a gun owner, but I feel we have let a minority dictate what gun laws should be. We as a community need to define what our objective regarding gun ownership is.

Based on this most current issue, CPD has made the decision that you have zero responsibility as a gun owner. Quote: “There was no intent. It was an accident.”

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