Letters to editor

Gun sense

By From page A8 | January 26, 2013

Is there a win here for anybody, really? There comes a time when the futility and waste of resources becomes a liability. I think we may have arrived at that place with gun control.

We can argue and cite every law on the books but in the end, the degree of any crime committed is directly related to the perpetrator’s desire and resolve. The sad and simple truth is we cannot stop the most determined among them. Guns will always be available through many channels and bad people will always have them. The challenge to remove the criminal element is simply impossible.

The long lines at pro-gun rallies, gun shows and gun stores should be evidence enough that folks want to have guns and are willing to pay the price. On the news one night, they showed people lining up as early as four hours before the stores/events opened. Gun sales are off the hook and that is to be expected, but they are driven by misinformation and media hype.

Again, the media drives everything and no longer recognizes the division between fact and fiction: “Journalistic integrity” has never suffered so greatly. A few otherwise intelligent individuals have fallen prey to the hysteria surrounding this issue and are overreacting. Just read some of the letters and comments in this publication.

The president is not taking away your Second Amendment right to own a gun, and could not do so even if that is what he wanted. Some very simple research should assuage your fears.

With regard to guns, the worst thing in the world is having kids getting a hold of them. The second worst thing is attempting to defend yourself and realizing you cannot. There needs to be proper registration, training, licensing and ongoing certification renewals for every gun-owning citizen.

The awesome task of responsible gun ownership has never been as relevant as it is now.

CD Brooks


Letter to the Editor


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  • G-ManJanuary 23, 2013 - 2:00 pm

    CD writes..and I paraphrase..it's all media driven..they don't know fact from fiction..they've lost all integrity..etc etc..Well CD..90% of all Media in this country is left leaning..so you're saying pretty much what I and conservatives like myself have been saying for 4 plus yrs..now...

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 23, 2013 - 4:00 pm

    Afternoon G-Man! During the last election cycle, I made several references to the media and their back and forth attempts at dictating the outcome of political events. You may recall that I questioned the numbers and thought otherwise? Then I started really paying attention to other stories and realized they are all over the place. I would not necessarily agree they are left leaning. I would suggest they are more all-encompassing in their efforts to disturb the balance and create havoc. That is what sells and that is all they are after. But hey, that’s just me.

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  • Mike kirchubelJanuary 26, 2013 - 1:01 pm

    CD, the major media is owned by large corporate conglomerates. The whiners to your right drag out the supposed "leftist media" they lack data to explain why their candidates or pet projects fail. It's sad, really, but that's all they have to justify why the rest of the world isn't following them And their Fox leaders down the road to political irrelevance and oblivion. "Oh, it must be all those multibillion dollar commie conglomerates."

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  • Former FF residentJanuary 26, 2013 - 3:02 am

    "There needs to be proper registration, training, licensing and ongoing certification renewals for every gun-owning citizen." So what you're suggesting is that we should have to be trained, licensed and subjected to ongoing certification renewals to exercise a right? Are you willing to do the same thing to exercise your right to free speech?

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 26, 2013 - 7:02 am

    @FFFR, your analogy is flawed and your rights are not being challenged. What is wrong with certifications showing legal and responsible gun ownership?

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  • FibberJanuary 26, 2013 - 8:42 am

    CD, I would agree with you if you also championed certification showing the legal right to vote.

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  • Mike kirchubelJanuary 26, 2013 - 11:25 am

    Good letter, CD. You and Jack are attempting to initiate a conversation with people who don't want to have to look at themselves in the mirror of honesty. They are much more comfortable calling others names than reflecting on themselves.

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 26, 2013 - 2:41 pm

    Thanks Mike. Yes, a reasonable conversation about how we have a lot of “rights” in America, many of them requiring some sort of ecucation and/or training we completed for licensing to legally and safely practice them. I just don't see the problem here.

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  • Fred GarvinJanuary 26, 2013 - 3:03 pm

    Good letter CD... I think it's time that we have National Gun Control Legislation...One size fits all...Why have reg's in California that restricts Magazine size to ten when the baddies & other wise law abiding gun owners can simply drive to Navada & buy a 30 rnd mag (and larger).

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