Letter: Check your facts in gun debate

To the Editor:

Rhonda Johnson, in support of gun rights, makes the claim in the March 1 issue of The Herald that "FBI statistics clearly state more people are killed with knives, bats and crowbars vs gun homicides. Look it up." I did, and this claim is totally bogus. In fact, FBI figures for 2011 show 8,583 people murdered with handguns, 496 people killed with baseball bats, hammers, and other objects. The gun control vs. gun rights debate is not helped when people don't bother to check their "facts" and are willing to spread misinformation.

David Gardner

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