Opinion

January 13, 2013

Letter: The time to act is now

The U.S. seems to be obsessed with guns and war. Any law-abiding citizen has a right to own a gun for hunting and to protect their family. We do not need all these high-powered guns on the streets. Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal was on TV today and he said that these weapons do not belong on the streets. Mayors and law enforcement officers do not want these weapons on the streets.

Now, they are talking about arming teachers in school. I would not want a child of mine going to a school where the teachers carry guns. Teachers are just people, and they have flaws, too. We have some great teachers but if a teacher has problems they can go off the deep end just the like the rest of us. A friend of mine has a daughter in her third year in a college in Alabama and when she was a freshman one of the professors went into a faculty meeting and shot and killed several other professors.

Yes, we have evil people, and will always have evil people, but that does not mean that we should not take every precaution to stop the violence. We have drunk driving laws, but some people still drive drunk, does that mean that we should just let them drive drunk?

When the Second Amendment was written they did not have semi-automatic rifles, they had muskets.

Last night on a television show a man went crazy talking about gun control. He said he has about 50 guns. I would not want this man living anywhere near me, he would shoot first and ask questions later.

President Obama wants to change some laws and make it harder to purchase guns. I agree with him. He did not do anything his first four years, and I am glad he has decided to get something done now.

Wilma Gibson

Dalton

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