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GUNS: Where are viable solutions?

Letter by Michael D. Evans, Puyallup on June 30, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 30 Comments »
June 30, 2010 2:35 pm

This is quite a difficult issue before the public, with very valid opinions on either side of the fence. I find myself riding neatly atop that fence, primarily because I read and hear MANY quite valid arguments both for and against The Right to Bear Arms.

What I DON’T read or hear, are those offering viable SOLUTIONS to TODAY’S problems as regard the availability of guns to the general populace.

Yes, The Constitution guarantees The Right. The issues that led to the 2nd Amendment a couple of hundred years ago are so far withdrawn from the issues of today though, that the intent of amendment is nearly completely lost on today’s society. Yet, why SHOULDN’T we be allowed – as individuals – to possess firearms?

I don’t know the answer. I’d LIKE to. I’d like to be informed as to the solution, so that I – as an individual – might feel safe and comfortable as I go about my daily life, without the fears that I might unknowingly upset someone, unknowingly venture into the wrong neighborhood, might unknowingly wear the wrong color shirt or baseball cap without the fear that someone with The Right to bear a concealable, semi-automatic firearm might decide it’s time to unload a magazine in my direction.

The 2nd Amendment aside, THIS is the problem today and I for one, would much rather read about solutions to THIS problem, than to continually hear the whining and chest thumping about Our Rights.

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