Letter to the Editor: Brutal cowards
BY Bert Hanson, Stillwater
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
1/15/13 at 9:00 AM
I remember that as a kid, we played "games," sneaking around to take make-believe shots at each other with our empty Remington rifles. Each of us kids had a make-believe gun. You had to have some sort of gun or else you couldn't play the game. You and your teammates hid behind a bush or tree to take make-believe shots at the other guys before they did the same to you. That was the game.
That was also a rule for Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. By the rules of their game in those days, each could target the other at the same time. They were brave. By contrast, persons who shoot at people unable to shoot back are brutal cowards. Sheriff Matt Dillon used to round up brutes like that. Now I read in the Tulsa World practically every day about unarmed people being shot. A recent front page headline: Four women shot to death.
I've thought, ever since childhood, that gun shooters are brutal cowards. Everyone who wants to possess a gun should promise never to shoot anyone without one. Anyone who breaks that promise should be shot by a firing squad.
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