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Guns’ purpose

To the Editor:

A poem by Carl Sandburg recently was discovered in the University of Illinois Library collection in Champaign.

It is called “A Revolver.” It is quite appropriate for today. This is my musing on the same subject:

What is its purpose?

The purpose of a car is to transport a person from place to place.

The purpose of a knife is to cut and slice. The purpose of a gun is to wound or kill.

We need our cars to get around and we appreciate them in our lives.

We use a knife often. It is a well-used tool for slicing and preparing food.

Some say they need guns and cannot live without them. Many can no longer live because of them.

Patricia A. Hare



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