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posted: 1/15/2013 4:09 AM

Gun buyers pay up front for prison beds

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Gun buyers pay up front for prison beds

I just moved back to Illinois, from living between Phoenix and Tucson in Casa Grande, Az. where guns are allowed by law, where shootings are every day, especially on Saturday nights. The hospitals are busy taking care of gunshot wounds.

As a volunteer motivation speaker both in the high school and middle school, I deal with students who have more baggage than just their backpacks, going and coming from dysfunctional homes with fathers with guns and mothers with boyfriends packing guns. The boys think it is cool to have their parents own guns. The problem is they all know where their fathers keep their guns.

The mindset is their fathers teach them how to shoot as young as 6 years old instead of teaching them how to read.

One 6-year-old shot his father and his father's friends. The state of Arizona does not know what do wo with him having killed two people.

I had in my class a boy from middle school who told me his cousin was thinking about suicide.

My suggestion is if people are allowed to buy guns, they should pay in advance for their beds in prison. Arizona has no money for beds in prisons. At some point in time they will use them.

Norman H. Goroshnik

Batavia

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