[Vision2020] Guns in Greenleaf (Resubmitted)

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Tue Sep 26 06:06:38 PDT 2006

Mike Finkbiner stated:

"If I understand it correctly, Greenleaf is considiring an ordinance to 
encourage gun ownership and training, not require it."

Nobody said that the city of Greenleaf's ordinance would require gun
ownership, Mr. Finkbiner.  I, like the article (that I and others quoted
from), stipulated that the article (and thus the city of Greenleaf) was
asking the citizens of Greenleaf to have a firearm.

Mr. Finkbiner further states:

"More people have been killed by ideas than guns, . . . "

Perhaps, Mr. Finkbiner.  And may I add that even more people have been
killed by ignorance.

Mr. Finkbiner further quips:

"Both England and Australia have tried to reduce violence by banning guns.  
Since those laws have gone into affect, the number of home invasion 
burglaries has gone up."

Again, Mr. Finkbiner, I am not against gun ownership.  I am against a city
council (by ordinance) asking its citizens to have guns.

As you suggest, Mr. Finkbiner, guns are useful tools . . . in the hands of
responsible gun owners.  Responsibility is what may prevent that old man in
your analogy from killing his son/daughter during a late night refrigerator
raid.  I, too, own a firearm, Mr. Finkbiner.  I keep it cleaned, oiled, and
functional as I am certain that other responsible individuals do with

Tom Hansen
Vandalville, Idaho

"The Pessimist complains about the wind, the Optimist expects it to change
and the REALIST adjusts his sails." 

- Unknown 

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