, Salem, MA


January 17, 2013

My view: Gun controls will strip citizens of their rights


If those two regulations don’t do the job alone, surely the expense of obtaining insurance and storing weapons outside the home will put an end to the important constitutional legacy of an armed citizenry.

Make no mistake: The true political impetus for these attempts to disarm America is not the safety of schoolchildren. If it were, there would be armed administrators at every school, as there are in Israel, where such a program eliminated schools as a target of terrorists. The aim of gun confiscation is to disarm the citizens before our collectivist government collapses under its failed policies.


Anthony Mirabito is a resident of Middleton. He has written previously for the opinion pages.

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