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December 18, 2012

Letters to the Editor - Dec. 18, 2012

Guns are not the problem

Dear Editor,

Are guns the problem? I don’t think so.

The problem is societal. Some think that guns are the problem, if we would just pass some more gun laws these mass murders would not happen. Connecticut has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, and look what happened to 20 innocent children and their teachers.

Instead of banning guns, I think it would be better to ban the ACLU and others who oppose the posting of the Ten Commandments. In my opinion the commandments should be posted on every government building, and that includes every school house door. I realize that will offend some, but just for the record, some folks offend me.

Let’s not ignore the Hollywood crowd that make the hideous violent movies and those that make the senseless video games. These next statements are paraphrases taken from an article in the Weatherford Democrat, Oct. 17 2012:

“A 17 year old boy said that he had watched zombie’s Halloween movie three times before killing his 15-year-old sister and his mother. The movie sold more than $77.5 million worth of tickets worldwide.”

I heard his conversation with the 911 operator and he sounded like he had done nothing worse than killing a rabid skunk.

Due to the fact that a security guard can only be in one place at a time and the police may be several minutes away, I think that all teachers should be trained in the use of firearms. The little signs on the front door that says no guns allowed beyond this point should read, “If you come in here with an unauthorized gun you will not leave here alive.”

The signs that says no guns allowed here is a guarantee that the evildoer will be the only one with a gun. The president wants a level playing field, so let’s give the teachers and children a fighting chance, instead of sitting ducks.

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