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Absent from this and other articles is any comparison of shootings using illegal guns as opposed to legally owned guns. U.K. statistics show that murders will still happen with other weapons when guns are not used. The difference in murder rates does point to social issues that likely are not connected to legal gun ownership. Additionally the gun rhetoric using the word “assault” is confusing. Assault rifles as commonly defined by the military are already banned (ie: no sales for decades of automatic or the burst-fire rifles like those used by military). The use of any weapon can be considered an assault and can be almost anything. Rather than a knee-jerk reaction and demonizing those who own guns with the same concern as our founding fathers, it would be much more beneficial to examine how we can encourage a free society to reject the violent culture we have come to embrace. This includes me as I watch way too much violence on TV and in movies to be healthy. Even the shows I like with the good guys winning in the end carry too many images and stories of violent perpetrators seeming to succeed in sick and destructive acts. Let’s make sure that we get all the facts and even do some studies to seek out the truth of what will make us safer and more secure in our homes and public places.