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Speaking Out

Saturday, January 26, 2013

People in downtown Fort Scott, at Union Station in Uniontown, Woods Supermarket in Fort Scott and at a K-State Extension meeting in Fort Scott were asked: Are you in favor of tighter gun control?

--Photos and responses compiled by Loretta George

"Guns don't kill people, people do. They need to have better background checks. Some nut can buy a shotgun."-- Jeff Beerbower Uniontown

"I'm in favor of gun control for automatic weapons. But making guns illegal is not going to solve the issue. It goes back to what we teach our kids." --Diane Carpenter

Fort Scott

"I'm not in favor of gun control. There are a lot more things to worry about. Great Britain had tried and they have a higher crime rate now, because they banned all guns." --Kyle Cushard, Nevada

"The government is out of their mind. It will be nothing but trouble. Australia banned guns and the crime rate is up 40 percent."-- Keith Ehrman,Uniontown

"I think tighter gun controls won't eliminate the guns. You are taking a person's right away. (With) the school shooting, maybe we (need to) look more at the mental capacity of those who purchase guns." --Abby Powell, Mound City

"I think guns are good to have in your home for protection. The incident at Sandy Hook, the guns got into the wrong hands."-- Sue Trimble,Fort Scott

"Guns don't kill people, people kill people." -- Robert Underwood, Bronson