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Tim McVeigh, Dylann Roof, Jared Loughner, Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold, James Holmes, Adam Lanza, Omar Mateen, Seung-Hui Cho, Stephen Paddock, Connor Betts, Patrick Crusius, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Gacy — what do these men have in common? All of them are mass killers, a vast majority using guns to kill.

All are also American citizens, specifically white American males.

I find those spreading fear regarding immigrants, legal or illegal, as uninformed at best; we should be more wary of our next door neighbors.

Those who committed murder with guns almost exclusively used weapons meant to kill many in a short period of time. Our elected officials certainly have failed us in this regard.

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Those who think they need to be armed to the gills for protection, here are some suggestions: move to a different neighborhood, find new friends, don't hang out at places which have a reputation for trouble. Rather simple remedies.

Tim Armstrong

Muscatine

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