Letter: We can’t blame the guns
My thoughts and prayers have been with the families of Newtown, Conn., of both the victims and the shooter. I’m not even going to pretend I know how they feel.
I really wanted to stay out of this debate – gun owners shouldn’t have guns, let’s destroy all guns. Well, let’s see. The laws we have in place to keep people from buying them did work. The shooter tried to buy a gun and was refused. So he came up with a new plan: He killed his own mother then took her guns. The weapons were legal to have in his mother’s name.
This just goes to show that a person with thoughts of mass shooting or evil will find a way. We cannot blame the guns or the people who own them the legal way.
Maybe media coverage is to blame. They give the mass killers just what they want: front page and 24/7 air time. Maybe we should restrict or even get rid of freedom of the press. But that is a freedom also given to us by our founding fathers.