By Meg Eastwood (Contact)
To be delivered to: Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President and CEO of N.R.A.
We've all heard the National Rifle Association's slogan that "Guns Don't Kill People, People Kill People." But after all the mass shootings deaths that America has suffered recently, even the N.R.A. must admit that while guns by themselves don't kill people, guns certainly make it easier for one person to kill an awful lot of other people very quickly. I experienced the helpless terror of someone threatened by a masked gunman with a semiautomatic weapon when one entered my place of employment in fall 2010. Fortunately, that young man chose not to kill anyone but himself, but I don't think that more guns would have helped the situation. If we'd all been armed and had all opened fire on the gunman, we probably would have just wounded or killed each other accidentally.
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