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Last week the Baltimore Sun published yet another foolish piece of information in its “readers respond” section. The short article was written by a Parkville resident who called for a city-wide ban of guns in Baltimore.
It absolutely amazes me that many Marylanders actually believe that Baltimore’s high level of violence is due to legal gun ownership.
Almost every week I read the “Murder Ink” section of the City Paper and almost always the murder victims are black males who were gunned down (or stabbed) in known drug areas of the city.
So why does the Parkville resident think legal guns are to blame? Does he really think that drug dealers and gang members follow state and federal gun laws?
Remember marijuana is illegal yet it is still prevalent.
Furthermore, England banned guns in the entire country years ago and crime actually increased.
Sun readers rated the opinion article less than two stars (out of five) and almost every comment that was left criticized the unreasonable commentary.
Perhaps in the future it wouldn’t hurt if the Baltimore Sun reflected the opinions of real Marylanders instead of continuously printing flawed liberal ideals.
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