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Reader's view: Lawmakers shouldn't bring guns in government buildings

God is in His heaven and people can't seem to think of enough ways to give the devil his due. For instance, just how toxic is our society when lawmakers are allowed to carry guns into public government buildings? How can anyone feel the need to d...

God is in His heaven and people can't seem to think of enough ways to give the devil his due.

For instance, just how toxic is our society when lawmakers are allowed to carry guns into public government buildings? How can anyone feel the need to do such a thing? It certainly allows debate as to what amount of confrontation would be needed to retaliate and to draw and fire ("Wisconsin Assembly leader carries gun on floor," Feb. 4).

Possible future headlines are daunting. "Elected official fires gun at constituent who was protesting against unpopular referendum."

Forget about the right to protest. After all, possibly being caught in a firefight between elected officials and their constituency is a frightening possibility.

Guns have a nasty habit of promoting the need for bigger and better guns, which are primarily manufactured to maim and kill. Please explain the need for carrying a gun in casual or working environments. What is the true objective?

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Pauline Gilbertson

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