Goshen News, Goshen, IN

May 18, 2013

Emphasis on gun control makes you wonder


— The Pew Research Center has just released a new study that indicates that the rate of people murdered by guns has decreased by nearly half — from a 7/100,000 ratio in 1993 to 3.6/100,000 ratio in 2010. The rate at which people were victims of gun violence fell 75 percent from 1993 to 2011.

In the past decade, and especially in the past four years, gun sales have increased substantially. Is it possible that gun crimes have decreased because our populace is better armed? With this improvement I wonder why President Obama is so adamant about new gun control laws.

Since the Muslim Brotherhood took control in Egypt there have been constant riots as they try to expand their control over the people. The people use rocks, bottles, clubs and anything they can obtain to riot against the police as the people have no guns. Only the government has guns.

Makes you wonder.

— Keith Snelson

Goshen