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Posted: Friday, August 9, 2013 11:45 am

I would like to comment on the Aug. 2 guest commentary, “What happened in U.S. while we were away?” by Bryan L. Brinkley.

Apparently, Mr. Brinkley, “What happened while you were away” was you forgot that facts are important to overcome hyperbole and overreaction.

According to the National Institute of Justice (http://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/gun-violence/welcome.htm) and the Justice Department (http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/ascii/htus02.txt), gun violence in America has DECLINED over the last 20 years. (There’s a pretty chart here: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/12/26/charts-of-the-day-gun-violence-in-america-declining-over-last-20-years/).

In the words of John Adams, “Facts are stubborn things.”

Perhaps in Europe, where you say you and your wife spent the past 20 years, folks invent any reality they wish in order to push a particular agenda.

But here in the U.S., we grew wiser, while you were away.

Rick Burress

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