Gun con­trol dis­cus­sions should be an­chored in facts

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When we voice ar­gu­ments about gun ac­ces­si­bil­ity/reg­u­la­tion, it is im­por­tant to an­chor our po­si­tions in em­piri­cism and so­cial re­al­i­ties.

For some of us gun own­ers that is hard to do be­cause of our pas­sion for gun free­doms. We too of­ten form our ar­gu­ments based on per­sonal ob­ser­va­tions or on our needs for se­cu­rity, or our mis­trust of pro­gres­sive move­ments.

Mr. Stezel­berger’s op-ed on Sept. 7 (“Your View by a gun store owner: Why we must stand up for our Sec­ond Amend­ment rights”) is a clear ex­am­ple of this in­cli­na­tion.

Den­nis Geiger

Weisen­berg Town­ship

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