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Jeff Johnson, executive director, Crossroads Youth Ministries of Parker County, Inc.
Better ways to save lives
The gun rights and doomsday preppers are very closely related. Both are based on irrational fear and thoughtless solutions.
I always tell my survivalist, doomsdays friends they should buy a lot of ammo and to shoot slowly, because I’m old and slow, but I will be just another of that 6.5 million starving, well-armed North Texas mob listening for gunfire to tell me where the last food and ammo is stored.
If law, order and civilization should ever break down, no person or group will be spared from destruction. All the guns, bunkers and preparation will be like putting on mosquito repellant in an elephant stampede. The only real protection is to prevent the stampede.
The most detached from reality among the gun crowd are the ones who believe they need weapons to fight their own government. Generally, people who think they could resist a modern military have no idea of the capability of that military. They have a Hollywood version of reality with slow moving zombies or house to house small arms combat that no modern military leader would engage in with so many other options available. What really protects our freedom and civilization is a dedication to human rights and peaceful informed political activities.
If you want to actually save millions of lives, demand we stop destroying the environment that makes life possible and use the power of government to stop the cultivation and distribution of tobacco. It kills more people every year than all the accidents, wars, murders and drugs combined. A small step toward sanity.
Dennis Tilly, Weatherford