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When it became news of how many firearms Stephen Paddock owned, liberal went mad. I heard some on various news telecasts saying that no one should be allowed to own more than one gun. Obviously, these liberals have no clue about hunters, target shooters or people who want to protect themselves.

As hunters, \my family had small caliber rifles for small game, large caliber rifles for average sized game and different rifles for the largest game. We also had a variety of shotguns for different type of bird and small game hunting.

My best friend is a retired state law enforcement officer and he has several different handguns, a variety of rifles to use for different sport and game and shotguns, some of which he uses for different bird and game shooting and 4 gauges to use for competition skeet shooting. Does that make him a madman or dangerous to the public?

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The Irish Times recently reached out to Irish Americans and found that many of them own multiple guns and know other who own multiple guns.

The deadliest mass shooting in US history in Las Vegas last week, which left 58 people dead, has reignited the debate over gun control.

The state of Nevada has some of the most relaxed gun control laws in the country; there are no limits to the number of guns individuals are permitted to possess, including machine guns. The body of the shooter, Stephen Paddock, was found with at least 19 weapons by his side after he shot himself dead.

Irish Times Abroad asked readers living in the US to tell us about the gun laws in the state they live in, and what they think of them. This is a selection of the responses we received.

Robin Latham, Wisconsin: ‘I could buy a 22 calibre rifle in the local farm store’ …

What’s so bad about owning multiple guns for multiple purposes? Some people own a car, a truck and an ATV to use for different things and they can all kill people. How many people own multiple pairs of shoes for different occasions or conditions? Just because some has more than one type of something doesn’t automatically make them a mass murderer, as liberals and mainstream media would have you believe.




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