Letter: Let's discuss gun control

Oct 25, 2017

Following the tragedy in Las Vegas where 58 innocent concertgoers were gunned down, many have called for a discussion to ban pump stocks – the device used to make a semi-automatic weapon fire like an automatic weapon.

Some fear such a discussion will lead to more gun control laws and further erosion of America’s Second Amendment Rights.

I say, let’s have that discussion, but in that discussion let’s be sure to discuss the effects of:

  • An organized RESIST movement to undermine our currently elected government
  • Open disrespect given to our duly elected President
  • Our younger generations being actively taught in public schools that this country is bad
  • Open defiance of our immigration laws
  • A former President ORGANIZING FOR ACTION to disrupt our current president’s agenda
  • People inside our government operating to disrupt our leader’s agenda
  • Allowing the killing of unwanted human lives before they are born
  • Disrespect for our law enforcement officers
  • The media politicizing what they report on and ginning up fake news
  • Single parent families on our society
  • Distribution of sexually explicit material by the media

The unfortunate and tragic killing in Las Vegas could be an opportunity for our entire nation to come together in unity and understand that the above issues and more can lead to hate, hate can lead to anger, anger can lead to mental instability and mental instability can lead to pulling a trigger or wielding a knife or driving a car into a crowd of people.

Having a discussion might be helpful for us to learn that a person, a member of our society, pulled the trigger that killed so many in Las Vegas and no written laws could have prevented it from happening but that sensible human laws, the kind that we should learn from our earliest ages could have prevented this from happening.

The sensible human laws I am referring to include (but are not limited to) respect for human life and others.

As American citizens, we have an opportunity to teach future generations and show the rest of the world that there are effective ways to stop the violence.

Let’s have that discussion.

Jeff Scherrer

Edmonds, Washington

Comments (2)
Posted by: L LeBray | Oct 29, 2017 21:48

Let's discuss cover up.  If you believe that this lone gunman did it.....I mean come on....Russia identified this guy as a CIA operative arms dealer.  If you believe he made millions from gambling....year after year....gambling is the best way to launder money.  He was well respected by Casinos...Casino's don't respect winners....they want big winners out!!!  They make money from loosers, not winners.  He was a CIA/FBI gun runner for ISIS, and something went wrong in an FBI sting.  He was taken out.  How about the guy who was arrested in TN, the day after for speeding, with multiple loaded hire power rifles, no serial numbers and unmarked, 100's of rounds of ammo and he kept mum. Of course, "no connection the the Las Vegas Shooter....get a clue..



Posted by: L LeBray | Oct 29, 2017 21:53

I am with you on several of your points, however...we need to have respect for our President, president Trump.  We need to have respect in securing our boarders, as president Trump has done, and continues to do.  We need to be aware of destructors, who want to destroy America, our cities and communities...and be aware, very aware, of the propaganda that hits us in the news..  Use your smarts, intuition and stop believing everything you read.

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