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In his letter titled, “Guns are the reason people are getting killed,” in The Westerly Sun on Dec. 4), Bob Shea Jr. writes that he goes fishing.

That raises a very interesting question.

Does his fishing rod catch the fish or does he have to carry it to his favorite fishing spot, bait the hook and cast it into the water to catch the fish?

It should be obvious that there is a human factor involved.

The same thing is true regarding guns! Guns are sometimes used to murder people! But people kill people the same way people use fishing rods to catch fish.

It is being reported that there were more than 70,000 deaths from drug overdoses in this country last year. Perhaps we need to spend more time focusing on where the real danger to our society is.

James Mageau

Charlestown

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