Letter writer has wrong ideas about gun owners

March 9, 2013 at 3:05 p.m.
Updated March 8, 2013 at 9:09 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

This is a response to Kim Smiths' letter March 2 about the right of gun ownership. It was very disturbing to see the word "idiot" used in describing gun owners. It is my opinion that there is an astounding level of ignorance in this country about what gun control will lead to. It is not about the guns; it is about complete and total control of the citizens. Give some thought to what you will do when it is time to defend yourself against a criminal or worse yet, a criminal government, when the supposed gun control eventually becomes gun confiscation. You can be certain that if we lose the Second Amendment, we will lose all the other rights. Do a little historical research on gun control, and I am sure you will find that you do not want what it leads to.

The reference to the Bible and the 10 Commandments is an excellent idea for our society. Thou shalt not kill is an instruction that humans can understand, but I'm certain an inanimate object cannot. I can't think of one incident where a weapon of any sort escaped from its safe, ran out into the street and began killing humans. Guns, swords, knifes, baseball bats and vehicles all need a human to direct their use. When you can't fall asleep at night, try counting the thousands of babies killed each year by abortion in this country. What does the Bible say about abortion? They could have been doctors, lawyers, teachers or maybe a politician who believes this country is unique and would protect the God-given individual rights that made this country great.

It would be idiotic to think that socialistic or statist ideas are going to keep this country great. In that type of society, there will be a few people at the very top who will have total power and control over you and your descendants. These ideas have never, ever worked out well for the everyday citizen, and it is my hope that we won't prove history is correct again!

Blane Schroeder, Victoria



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