Letter to the Editor

Disarming citizens not a solution

Monday, December 24, 2012

In light of all that has happened in the last few days, is wanting to ban guns realistic or fair? We have to realize criminals do not obey laws, that's why they are called criminals. Evil has existed since the first family on earth, when Cain killed his brother Abel, without a gun.

Secondly, I don't believe disarming citizens is going to correct the problem. Disarming law abiding citizens does not protect us from the non-abiding ones. If one personally doesn't want a gun, that's up to them. However, if a law abiding citizen that has no mental illness, or behavorial issues wants one, that's their right and business. And on their door they can hang a sign warning an intruder, if such is necessary. Perhaps if someone living in your home has a mental illness or has behavioral issues you should not have a gun...and one should consider other weapons that are available to them ie; knives, bats, scissors, hammers, tire irons etc., just saying... if you really want to be fair about it. Personally I would rather be shot, less chance of suffering.

The problem isn't guns. The problem is a broken society. Are these individuals on drugs whether prescription or illegal? Are they suffering from a mental illness, or violent behaviors, are they delusional, the list goes on. The real issue I don't believe is being addressed. Until then and the end of time, evil and evil people are here and not dealing with that issue is the problem. I would believe that's why it's snow balled to what we have now.

Living in Albert City where there are two county police officers and a state trooper I feel pretty safe. It shouldn't take to long for one to respond to a call for help. Not all places can say that. I believe if you choose to be able to protect yourself and family, you should have that right. If you want to leave it to others, that's up to you. If schools want to hire an officer to be there, we shouldn't have a problem with that.