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Law-abiding citizens need to be protected

Published: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

I would like to say our family has owned and enjoyed guns for more than 50 years without any negative impact. What could have killed us off is the fire at an area mobile park on New Year's Day.

Our neighbor has had the police called to his now-destroyed home many times because of his behavior. He was even taken out of the park by the police this past summer because of his wild driving. When anyone complained, the same answer was given: Our hands are tied. No one would step up and do something.

At the moment, you would think a tornado hit my house and yard. Because of our wonderful, hard-working emergency people, our house was saved within minutes of being destroyed. One of our cars was also damaged. I'm certainly glad they didn't sit around and whine that their hands were tied when called.

Who are these people who tie hands? Would someone look out for the law-abiding citizens of this country?

Even with insurance, we are still going to have out-of-pocket expenses because of an adult who should not have been living alone, yet everyone allowed it. I hope he's not allowed to live alone again.

Your hands may have been tied, but ours were nearly fried.

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