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Speaking Out

Saturday, January 26, 2013

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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

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"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

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"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

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

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