Letter to the editor: Gun owners must stand against heinous crimes
What is now happening in our country is tragic. All too often there are people trying to make a statement through violence. Individuals now feel it is heroic to gun down innocent people — 20 in El Paso and nine in Ohio in one weekend.
The catalysts for this are too great to ponder in this short letter, but there is a glaring apathy present in this “Dodge City” environment. Why are the law-abiding gun owners silent instead of standing against these horrendous acts? This inaction sends a signal that these mass murders are simply a byproduct of the Second Amendment instead of the heinous crimes that they are.
Gun owners need to stand with everyone against this murderous behavior or they have no credibility to protect the right to own a gun. If you don’t speak out, gun violence and gun ownership will become synonymous and you will not have a leg to stand on.