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Have the courage to act

I usually don’t care for sarcasm, but Shawn Vestal used it effectively Dec. 15 in his column on it being past time to talk about gun control. I know it’s people who pull the trigger, but why make guns so available to those who want to pull the trigger? Guns are so final.

And I believe they are cowardly. The shooter can stand at a distance with no danger to himself. It’s also cowardly for our elected representatives to be afraid to displease the NRA.

I don’t think the Second Amendment was meant to protect individuals carrying guns on public streets and in public buildings. We aren’t “entitled” by government or by God to take human life so lightly. That includes producing movies, TV shows and video games that glorify violence. These have already done so much damage, it will take an act of God to reverse it. He said, “Vengeance is mine. I will repay.”

On Dec. 16, Sen. Diane Feinstein said that the first day Congress comes back, bills will be introduced in both houses “to get … weapons of war off the streets.” Let’s support them.

Laverne Meekhof



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