Achieving a rational, security society
To the Editor:
I’ve been a teacher for over 50 years and a gun-owning hunter since I was 12 years old. The idea of adding more guns to the school environment is ludicrous, but something that has been suggested by a few politicians.
Often such persons are listening to the rants of the National Rifle Association. They may actually be hurting us hunters and gun owners with their radical, inflexible policies. If we lose some of our reasonable Second Amendment rights, I would blame the NRA.
I know a lot of hunters and gun owners that also feel this way.
It seems we still have a long way to evolve in our journey to a rational, secure society.
There was a time when the public argued for the right to keep smoking cigarettes while in a hospital. Many people also fought against the placement and required use of seat belts in our cars. Do we think these restrictions are unreasonable today?
Restricting the use of assault rifles will happen when we evolve far enough.
There is a lot of outrageous gun talk going on in Missouri. It will be a slow process if those voices of reason don’t speak up.
The denial that the rapid-fire, high-capacity rifles are military weapons is a point-blank lie. These weapons have one purpose – to kill lots of people. They would be useful if you plan on taking over the government.
Supporting the NRA is basically supporting a huge lobbying organization for the gun and ammo manufacturing business. The more fear the public has, the better it is for their business.
Let’s work and speak up for our right to a reduce the gun proliferation that is anything but a mark of a civilized society.