To the editor:
Two individuals, one a columnist, the other a letter-writer offered similar suggestions for ending the carnage at our schools, and beyond. Sadly, none of those …
To the editor:
Two individuals, one a columnist, the other a letter-writer offered similar suggestions for ending the carnage at our schools, and beyond. Sadly, none of those proposals that appeared in the June 7 Opinion Pages would come close. Both contributors offered ideas that would, for security’s sake turn our schools into armed camps—not a very good way for educators to instill an appreciation for an open, democratic society. The letter-writer also tied the school shootings to legal abortions. Bizarre!
Want to end the carnage? The best way is to reestablish the government ban on the sale and possession of assault rifles. When the ban ended, mass killings, mostly by the use of such weapons increased dramatically. So far I’ve yet to hear of any sound reason why civilians should be allowed to obtain and use such killing machines.
Of late, the GOP has suggested that rather than taking such weapons off the streets, what’s needed is the availability of better health treatment facilities, yet the party has blocked every attempt by congress to enact such programs. Until officials, elected or otherwise, have the guts to turn away from the lobbyists that promote gun sales, like the NRA, the killings will go on. It’s time to elevate our concern for lives of our children rather than to that of the profits for the gun industry.
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