To the Editor

June 4, 2013

By Contributor


Gun control doesn’t mean having no gun laws

After reading the letter by Michael Marinos, I feel that I must comment. He first writes of the paranoia due to the media reporting only bad news about weapons. And, as a result, he is unable to establish a business in North Bend (evidently a gun shop, but he does not elaborate on the type of business). This business would evidently be quite lucrative to him, but without it he will be unable to pay his mortgage or monthly bills.

Now, let’s face some facts. Yes, there has been a lot of bad news about people with guns killing people. (You notice I didn’t say guns killed people, but people with guns killed people.) Should we ask the media to keep this bad news under wraps so we wouldn’t be exposed to it?

I believe it is about time we realize how serious the gun situation has gotten and it is time to do something about gun control. This might mean that some gun dealers might find their job a bit more difficult and maybe not quite as lucrative as in the past, but it is time to stop thinking only about No. 1 and to think a little about what is good for the country.

There is a lot of talk about rights under the Second Amendment. I wonder how many people have actually read the Second Amendment. I don’t see anything that says there shall be no gun control whatsoever.

Ralph Risdal



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