I have lost two friends to gun violence. Last July, a friend of several years was killed in the Aurora theater shooting. Three years ago, an old friend committed suicide by shooting himself.
While my friends were killed with guns, they were not killed by guns. Someone could have detonated a pipe bomb at the Century 16 Theater, killing 12 and injuring dozens. My other friend could have committed suicide with a knife, a rope or a bottle full of pills. Gun confiscation would not have prevented either tragedy.
I will not pretend to speak for anyone else affected by these tragedies. However, I myself will not yield one inch to the demands of those who wish to infringe on my God-given constitutionally-guaranteed right to defend myself. In a world where bad people with guns are undeterred by laws, good people must not be limited in their right to self-defense.
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I got the following post card in the mail today in response to this.