The article presents some of the pros and cons of gun control but does not mention the benefits of gun ownership. Each year nearly 1 million people in this country use their guns for their own defense; because of this, they do not end up as crime victims.
Some areas of the country are not closely protected by the police; people in these places must provide for their own defense. Even when nearby, the police sometimes can't provide the needed protection.
Guns can lead to tragic results, but a multitude of tragedies are also avoided when people have their own guns. D. E. Barlow, Scappoose, Ore.
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