The Saline Courier Weekend



According to the American Journal of Medicine, we have an average of 120 guns per 100 people which is seven times higher than any other developed nation. Before President Reagan we were the same as Canada.

Deaths by guns in U.S. include suicide (eight times higher), unintentio­nal gun deaths (6.2 times higher), and overall rate is 10 times higher.

Ninety percent of all women murdered in 23 countries were in the U.S. and 91% of all children and fully 82% of all humans killed by guns were in the U.S.

A Gallup poll showed 57% of all Americans and 85% of democrats want stricter gun control legislatio­n, but Republican­s, as usual go in the opposite direction, in fact it just came out that a Tennessee lawmaker said of the latest shooting that they will do nothing.

They claim it’s not guns it’s mental illness, but the U.S. does not have any more mental illness than anywhere else.

It would be nice if they would at least ban guns from the mentally ill, but they don’t. In fact I heard that after this latest slaughter, some Republican­s actually went to protect not the children but a gun store.

Not too long ago they actually re-activated the rights of abusive husbands to purchase guns. Are you kidding me? No wonder so many women die in this country, but then we’re just females and not nearly as important as some yahoo’s right to walk around with an AR-15 strapped to his back.

The No. 1 cause of death of children is now guns, which replaced cars. Same for police, so it’s no wonder the Uvalde police refused to go in to protect children because they feared the weapon so I can not imagine how terrified a young child was at seeing their friends torn apart by bullets.

And what do Republican­s do? Bow their heads and pray, and they better begin praying for their careers not to mention their souls.

Judith Zitko

Hot Springs Village

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