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March 20, 2013
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Letter: Regarding recent gun atrocities

Regarding the gun atrocities

We send our most vulnerable citizens, our children, into harm’s way when we make our factories of learning dangerous. We must protect ourselves and our children; the police cannot be everywhere.

After the Sandy Hook atrocity, we heard all the same old misguided stuff about gun control, ad infinitum. “Teachers don’t go into teaching to be police officers.” That’s right, but part of their training should include self and student defense.

Police cannot be everywhere the need may be, nor can police officers or armed guards be in our schools. Training and concealed carry is the only logical answer to ward off the nut cases.

So who was at fault in the Sandy Hook case? Obviously, the shooter and his mother. Mothers know many things about their children and this one must have known her son was challenged.

I suspect that she was also challenged and paid the ultimate price. And who else? Maybe the father too, if he was in the home and part of the raising and discipline.

Also, the state of Connecticut and the school district were at fault. These governments build these factories and mandate that our children must attend. If these places were construction sites, OSHA would probably cite the contractors and owners for unsafe workplace violations.

They would in other places, whether a movie theater, a city like Chicago, or wherever citizens are denied their right to protect themselves and others.

I believe class action suits should be filed to see if our judicial system, broken as it is, can sort out this mess.

It’s obvious to me in our country that when a person applies for a government supervisory position or seeks political office, if they show any signs of common sense or logic, they are disqualified.

William D. Smith


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