Bob Ford


The headline of The Patriot-News front­ page story could not have been more accurate: “Misinformation clouds debate, gun owners say.”

The story that followed was a classic example of such misinformation, provided by the “gun people,” to obfuscate the fact there is no reason on earth for anyone to need to possess a high-powered assault rifle unless they are in a military combat unit.

I already knew what the gun owners were going to say, as when I am in my car I always check out conservative talk radio to learn about the latest “conspiracy” to take away our freedoms, such as having filthy-rich people pay another 4 percent more in income tax, and have heard all the National Rifle Association babble about how repeated public massacres have nothing to do with the fact that they are all conducted with the same high-­powered assault rifles…

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