The following is a response to a recent Speak Out editorial. The views expressed are solely those of the speaker.
Our recent editorial on trying to curb gun violence drew passionate responses – all on the side of 2nd Amendment rights.
David Gregory from Lincolnton wrote:
If gun laws really kept guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists, we wouldn't be having these conversations.
The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
Steve Hefner looked at it as “Them versus Us”:
All the gun control I've seen does is restrict law-abiding citizens’ rights to defend themselves.
How can liberal socialists not understand criminals and terrorists DON'T FOLLOW LAWS!
K. O. Keller from McConnells, South Carolina took a similar stance:
If a terrorist would open in front of you…
would you wait for your bullet or would you protect your family and others if you, too, had a gun?
Viewer Sharon takes a proactive approach:
“Guns don't kill people." The person pulling the trigger is responsible for the actions of the gun.…
Until we start teaching the people of our nation that there are consequences for every action, nothing is going to change.
And finally, from N. C. Ladd:
The combined cost of violence in America is more than any other expenditure that we have.
Medical, social, psychological, judicial, and law-enforcement agencies are all involved with the aftermath of a violent act…
and mostly all of their bills are paid by us.
Thanks to all of you who took the time to share your opinions.