Letters to the Editor

Too many guns

Our nation is being torn apart by the shooting rampages that are happening almost weekly as a result of our apparent love affair with guns.

Whether the number killed is one person or 49, as in Orlando, Fla., the misery and heartache for the families and friends are the same.

Many claim that America is a Christian nation and, although we loudly proclaim our right to post the Ten Commandments, we regularly disobey them all, particularly the one that says, “Thou shalt not kill.”

We proudly proclaim that according to the Second Amendment, we have a right to bear arms, but many of our people flagrantly abuse that right by killing their fellow men. Apparently, our elected officials, by their inaction, approve of these actions.

One particular weapon, the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, is capable of killing many people within a matter of seconds. This weapon was intended only for military use. But since there is no law to prevent its sale to the general population, it is fairly easy for anyone to obtain. Of course, this is very profitable for gun manufacturers.

Which is more important: the human lives or gun manufacturers’ profits? Please urge your senators and representatives in Washington to vote to ban these weapons of mass destruction.

Ed Cunningham