Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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May 1, 2014

Re: Something has got to change

Ron Worman in his April 17 column stated “But because something is only 99 percent efficient does that mean we should chuck the whole process?”

Process means gun ban not gun control. Don’t throw the baby out with the dirty bath water! Don’t throw the right of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves because a few have abused that right. Criminals will still get guns. Guns were grabbed from homeless, destitute, helpless people in New Orleans after Katrina. U.S. Officials did nothing. People question federal involvement and what really happened in Waco, Texas.

The Obama administration “Fast and Furious” (ATF) deliberately let several hundred guns go into Old Mexico and didn’t keep track of them. They claimed U.S. gun dealers were dealing illegally across the border. This scenario was designed to make gun dealers look bad and help push gun control laws. It backfired! A border control agent was killed. Serial number of the recovered killer gun proved it belonged to the U.S. government not a gun dealer. Romney brought up Fast and Furious in his debate with Obama. Obama’s face showed anger, but he said nothing.

I watched Peter Jennings on live TV just after the Oklahoma City bombing. A red-haired woman demanded of Jennings why wasn’t someone in the ATF office that day as it was a weekday when everything else was open. He shut her up with “Don’t even say that!” Apparently, she suspected ATF might have had warning. That live TV news segment never appeared again on any channel. Mass shootings are shown over and over again to push gun control interests.

Nevada incident April 12, 2014, Channel 15 5 p.m. news. Friends and neighbors of a rancher were at a shooting standoff with armed U.S. marshals. It seems the rancher had not paid and was refusing to pay a fee to U.S. for pasturing on government land. He said he did not have a contract with them. The agents had loaded part of his livestock in trucks. I’ve always thought ranchers had free pasturing on government lands for keeping up their own fences. If this was changed, the government should have had a contract signed by the rancher. If not, he didn’t owe them.

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