The Transylvania Times -

Country Was Safer Without Assault Rifles


March 12, 2018

As a son of the South, I grew up in an environment where guns were part and parcel of the culture. Even though my family did not hunt, we kept a shotgun for protection and to keep critters away from our chickens.

Most of my friends hunted and I would occasionally join them to fire 22s. As adolescent males, we constantly talked about different kinds of guns, though I can’t remember AR-15s coming up in conversation. That class of weapon did not seem to be very prevalent during my childhood – which brings me to the point of this letter.

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