Letters to the Editor

Letter: 100 years too late

December 24, 2012

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To the editor:

Well-thought-out, carefully written laws do pretty well in controlling the behavior of the masses. They don’t do so well at controlling individuals. At this very moment, somewhere in this country, there is another alienated, depressed, suicidal individual coveting the worldwide attention being showered on the perpetrator of the Connecticut school atrocity and thinking of ways to emulate or even surpass him.  This is as certain as tomorrow’s sunrise. I do not know how to stop him, but I do know this: We will not stop him by passing yet another law specifying who is permitted to purchase which type of firearm. It is 100 years too late to close that barn door. 

Comments

Abdu Omar 2 years, 3 months ago

So what's your point? That it is too late for what? Closing the barn door? I closed it when I lived on the farm every night after we milked the cows.

Or are you saying that the Constitution should not include the right to bear arms? If this is so, who is going to protect our homes when an intruder comes to visit? Who will chase down criminals who misuse firearms and kill people because if we ban firearms only criminals will have them because they will find a way. Lawbiding citizen will stand unprotected from the criminal. What then? There is always a reaction to every action and because the bad guys will get guns, we must be prepared to defend ourselves. I have two guns and I pray to our God in heaven that I never ever have to use them, but if someone tries to hurt me or my family, I am man enough to even the score.

melott 2 years, 3 months ago

Soldier, I think you didn't understand the letter.

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