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Published: Thursday, January 3, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Mass murder


Guns not involved in our worst event

Let us not forget that the worst mass murder in the history of the United States was perpetrated by 18 evil men armed with nothing more dangerous than box cutters. Over 3,000 innocent people were murdered with a common tool. Evil people will find a weapon, no matter what restrictions are in place. More misguided gun control will do nothing.
Can anyone please tell me if the box cutters were black looking "Assault Box Cutters"? If they were, we must rush to get some laws on the books to control these evil weapons of mass killing. In case you did not know, these evil weapons carry extra blades in the handle. If we can't ban them, we must restrict the extra capacity blades.
Can anyone remember Sept. 11, 2001?
John Branthoover
Arlington
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