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August 27, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Offer money for assault weapons

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I agree with John Walsh of “America’s Most Wanted” that ordinary citizens do not need assault weapons; only the Army needs them. But if we take them away from law-abiding people, only criminals will have them. I suggest we use economics. Have the Army offer $1,000 for each one, no questions asked. Crazy people and druggies often don’t have much money, and if you offer enough, you will get most of those guns out of circulation.

And the clips. Buy them too, register new ones and tax them high! I used to hunt rabbits on the farm with a single-shot Remington .22. (We got rid of the wolves that were killing our sheep and ended up with a zillion rabbits). I think that was more sporting than spraying a bush with 100 bullets, thinking there might be a rabbit in there.

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