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Saturday, May 18, 2024

The number of times firearms have been used to overthrow a tyrannical U.S. government: zero.

The number of persons killed annually by firearms: 30,000, according to a National Vital Statistics Report published in May 2010.

Senate Bill 234, which would allow people with a concealed weapons permit to carry a handgun in plain sight, is unnecessary and a menace.

The mere thought of more guns on the UF campus is beyond comprehension to me.

While supporters of the Second Amendment contend that the right to bear arms is necessary for self-defense, I question how I am supposed to defend myself against gun-toting individuals.

Furthermore, UF is home to two Baby Gator daycare centers. Is it necessary to put these children at risk for an antiquated, barbaric concept?

Must we continue to repeat the horrors of the Tucson, Virginia Tech, University of Texas’ bell tower shootings?

It is time we realize that the Revolutionary War is over, and it’s time to lay down our arms.

Editor's note: This letter refers to this article.

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