Letter to the Editor: Too bad
BY D.J. Horwitz, Tulsa
Sunday, January 13, 2013
1/13/13 at 7:51 AM
It's too bad that the airwaves are jammed with the rantings of left-wing politicians and their robotic, politically correct masses who do more harm than good by advocating gun control as the cure-all for violence, while conveniently avoiding the real issues that underlie these senseless acts of violence that polarize our society.
The president seems to have the will to trample the rights of 60 million law-abiding gun owners, but apparently not the will to challenge his support base in Hollywood, or to advocate funding for identifying and treating mental illness. If all contributing causal relationships are objectively considered, some existing rights are going to have to be compromised.
Will it be freedom of speech in the form of controlling violence in films, games and music? Will we further restrict gun ownership that will target only the 99.9 percent of gun owners who own and use firearms legally? Will we attempt to identify, profile and treat the mentally ill among us who may pose the greater risk to society?
Laws have power only to those who choose to obey them. Gun control is simply not the cause, nor the solution, to the problems of violence in America. In virtually all mass killings the perpetrator knows in advance they will lose their own life in the process. How is such a mindset, to destroy and be destroyed, fostered and nurtured in the first place?
As Tulsa world Associate Editor Janet Pearson aptly wrote recently: "It's a dialog we need to have."
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