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We Must Stop The Gun Violence: The Way Forward

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Gun violence is out of control, and it continues to get worse.

Yes, this is a controversial issue, but there is only one solution.

In order to eliminate gun violence, we must gradually eliminate the guns.

I know, I know, many gun owners will not give up their cherished and "heirloom" guns, and feel they need them for protection from others with guns. I have heard all the NRA and gun rights arguments, and I refute them all. Guns are made to kill, and they do.

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What I propose is a gradual, less drastic phasing out of private gun possession, perhaps over two generations. After you die, you will no longer need your guns. Think about that. It is time to pry the gun from Charlton Heston's cold, dead fingers.

Those who cling to their licensed guns scam have the option of keeping them for life, at which time they should be turned in or bored out so they cannot be fired. They could then either be turned in or be willed to responsible children, who would have the option of turning them in, boring them out, and then be required to turn them in or bore them out when they die. Turn them in before that if you wish, or place them in gun museum "jails" where you can go and visit them. This is necessary for future generations, as the gun problem will only continue to grow worse unless action is taken.

I ask you to read each of the following news articles and think of the thousands of families who have lost children, parents, siblings, spouses, friends, and loved ones from shootings and gun violence. Think of the pain and suffering and the thousands lives that have been ended and forever changed. Think of the wounded who will never fully recover. Think of the dead. Think of the pain.

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Think.

We must stop the gun violence.

Gun violence is escalating and more people are being killed daily.

Please click these links below and read these articles.

Then please pass this message on and take action. Call, fax,
and send emails and webforms to members of Congress and other officials asking them for legislation to stop gun violence.
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Get
contact information at
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www.congress.org
.

Also ask for a ban on assault weapons and a large tax on bullets.

Close the gun show loophole and end all gun shows and gun sales.

Repeal the Second Amendment which applies to militias of 230 years ago that no longer exist and get rid of all the guns and ammunition too.

Get Rid of the Guns and Ammunition. Stop the gun violence.

People cling to their guns and stockpile more because they fear others with guns.

When guns and ammunition are outlawed, over time thier numbers will diminish.

Let's begin with stopping the manufacture and sales of new guns and ammunition.

Then tax and gradually outlaw existing guns and ammunition.

Close the gun show loophole.

Then end all gun shows and gun sales.

Start gradual gun turn in programs, which can progress over two generations.

Give most police batons, as in England.

It is time to pry the gun from Charlton Heston's cold, dead fingers!

Please click these links and read these articles and think long and hard about the thousands of victims.

Think.

Pass this message on and take action!

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7-year-old child shot to death while sleeping in River Ridge home

WWL- Maya Rodriguez- "Nov 8, 2009"

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Police: River Ridge child shot to death in own home WWL First News

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Report: Toddler Among 3 People Shot To Death In Walterboro

News Channel 7- "5 hours ago"

Authorities said a 20-month-old child was among those killed. The shootings all happened about 10 pm at a house on the corner of Girardeau and McDaniel ...



Telegraph.co.uk

Fort Hood shooting: the death penalty would make Nidal Malik Hasan an Islamic ...

Telegraph.co.uk- "1 hour ago"

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Faith and the Fort Hood shootings Washington Post

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WCBD

Coroner: 3 killed, at least 5 hurt in SC shooting

The Associated Press- Bruce Smith- "26 minutes ago"

WALTERBORO, SC -- A young girl and two adults were killed and at least five people were hurt in a drive-by shooting in a small town, the county coroner said ...

3 Killed, 5 Wounded in Shooting at S.C. House FOXNews

3 killed, at least 5 hurt in Walterboro shooting, coroner says WECT-TV6

Toddler, 2 Other Killed In Lowcountry Shooting WHNS

Xinhua- WMBF

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Washington Post

Witness: Fla. office shooter stayed about a minute

The Associated Press- Mike Schneider- "13 hours ago"

A man who was in an Orlando office when a former employee came in and started shooting said Monday that the ordeal that left one dead and five injured ...

Video:Neighbor: Alleged Orlando Shooter "Odd Fellow" The Associated Press Video: Neighbor: Alleged Orlando Shooter "Odd Fellow" The Associated Press

Man Injured in Orlando Office Shooting Leaves Hospital FOXNews

Lawyer Cites Mental Illness in Shooting New York Times

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WCBD

Police: Lt. Gov. Owen's son shot in Kent workplace dispute

TheNewsTribune.com- "41 minutes ago"

Brad Owen was wounded Monday in a workplace shooting in Kent, police reported. Mark Owen, 37, suffered gunshot wounds to the wrist and abdomen in the 2:30 ...

Wash. lt. gov's son wounded in workplace shooting The Associated Press

Wash. state official's son wounded in workplace shooting WLOS

Son of Washington Lt. Gov. Shot at Work CBS News

SeattleTimes- SeattleWeekly

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Fox 31 KDVR.com

Suspect in Colorado bar shooting held without bail

The Associated Press- "18 hours ago"

A man suspected of killing one person and wounding three others in a shooting at a Colorado bar has been ordered held without bail. ...

Colo. man held in fatal shooting Philadelphia Inquirer

Vail shooting suspect held without bail Fox 31 KDVR.com

No bond for suspect in Vail bar slaying Denver Post

UnitedPressInternational- NECN

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Wounded Wisconsin Soldier Talks About Fort Hood Shooting

WISC- "3 hours ago"

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Amber Bahr still has a slight limp in her step after she was shot in the back during last week's shooting rampage at FortHood. ...

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Fort Hood survivor thought shooting was training drill Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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KDWN

Six Hurt, One Killed In Reading Shootout

WFMZ-TV Online- "36 minutes ago"

One person is dead, and six are recovering after a Sunday morning shooting in Reading. Police say it happened at an after-hours club on the 500 block of ...

Md. man killed, 6 hurt in Pa. speakeasy shooting The Associated Press

Violence evident in Reading speakeasy worst crime scene he's examined ... Reading Eagle

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Central High School steps up security following fight, off-campus shooting

Kansas City Star- Robert A. Cronkleton- "1 hour ago"

The Kansas CitySchool District will take extra security measures today at CentralHigh School, a day after a large fight broke out ...

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Police: School Fight and Shooting Are Related fox4kc.com

Argument leads to shooting in Kansas City Kansas City Star

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Washington Post

Ex-wife of infamous 'DC Sniper' felt guilty about shootings

CNN- "7 hours ago"

(CNN) -- His shooting spree left at least 10 dead and millions terrified of bullets coming from an unseen sniper. But Mildred Muhammad believes she was the ...

Video:DC Sniper's Ex-wife: 'Purged Myself of Shame' The Associated Press Video: DC Sniper's Ex-wife: 'Purged Myself of Shame' The Associated Press

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Man dies after shooting self while deer hunting

Chicago Tribune- "19 hours ago"

A Minnetonka man is dead after accidentally shooting himself in the chest during Minnesota's deer opener weekend. The ItascaCounty sheriff says 77-year-old ...



KOHD

Culver Teen Shot While Sleeping

KBND - "1 hour ago"

An arrest has made in the early Sunday morning shooting death of a Culver teenager. The Crook County Sheriffs Office has arrested the cousin of shooting ...

Victim's Cousin Arrested for Fatal Shooting in Terrebonne KOHD

Ranch hand arrested in Culver teen's fatal shooting KTVZ

Deputies Investigate Shooting Death Of Teen KPTV.com

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One slain, another wounded in W. Phila shooting

Philadelphia Inquirer- "2 hours ago"

By Inquirer Staff Police are investigating a shooting in West Philadelphia this morning that left one man dead and another wounded. ...


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