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Disarming our citizens

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Regarding the May Los Angeles Gun Buy Back Program, obviously our mayor and other city officials are unaware of the dangerous effects of this program. Apparently, the citizens of Los Angeles are unaware of what occurred in the Soviet Union, Turkey, Germany, China, Guatemala, Uganda and Cambodia when their leaders established gun control from 1929 to 1977. Fifty-six million defenseless people were rounded up and exterminated. In the 12 months since Australians were forced to surrender 640,381 personal firearms, homicides are up 3.2 percent, assaults are up 8.6 percent, and armed robberies are up 44 percent. While law-abiding citizens turned guns in, the criminals did not, and they still possess their guns. Have Angelenos been bought for 30 pieces of silver? Wake up, Americans. Don’t let it happen here. Richard & Gloria Hampton, Sylmar