There are a great many very tough issues that face this country now and in the near future. In my humble opinion gun control is not one of them. Those who rally to cry for more gun control laws every time a tragic shooting occurs are very much little the fabled Chicken Little. Recently a very mentally ill young man murdered his grandfather (who was a tribal police officer), stole his firearms, and proceeded to go to his school where he killed another 8 people then took his own life to bring the death toll to ten. This very tragic event which happen in
Let me propose a challenge to all those who wish and hope for tougher gun control laws. If gun control laws are the answer then please let me know what law would prevent what happen in
I usually don’t put much stock in the letters to the editor since my letters are reactionary and usually filled with ignorance and inaccuracies but this is a classic example of how successfully the left has indoctrinated the average American into thinking that gun control laws are the answer. Read on:
Once again, another community, this time
PHILLIP C. WRIGHT
This letter appeared in the online edition of The Journal Gazette, a
There is no gun law that will prevent a criminal from obtaining a firearm as long as people choose to break the existing laws and sell guns illegally. An honest legal gun owner given the choice between a suspect sale and turning the buyer away will err on the side of caution. It is a tremendous responsibly to sell firearms and there are already laws on the books that work to make sure that not every Tom, Dick and Harry can get a federal firearms license and open up shop on the corner of criminal street to sell to those who can not legally own firearms. That being said, the criminals out there are not worried about gun control laws because they know that ever restrictive gun laws keep guns from law-abiding citizens. In fact gun-related crime in this country has been declining for the past ten years according to this report. Recently the Center for Disease Control released a study that reviewed over 20 years of gun control laws and concluded that they have little to no effect on reducing firearms related crimes.
It is a tragedy when a firearm is used in any crime and especially so when a death results from that crime. The fact is that no law can prevent an incident like