Letters to the Editor

Blood on their hands

Frankly, despite the deluded myth of the terminally ignorant, that the “gov’ment’s comin’ to git yer guns,” I wish they would. In a sane world, no private citizen should own a gun designed for the sole purpose of killing other people. Those should only be for law enforcement or military personnel.

More guns do not make this nation safer and the Wild West vigilante scenarios of good guys with guns riding to the rescue are ludicrous fantasy. Those are usually the morons who are accidentally shooting themselves or others. The gun lobby and every legislator who blocks sensible gun restrictions are accessories to every mass slaughter like Orlando.

When the congressional accomplices to these NRA-aided murder sprees piously offer their thoughts and prayers, the media should run a banner beside their names, revealing their NRA rating and what they have received in donations from them. Then we would know just how much blood these hypocrites have dripping off their hands.

Charles Edward Pogue