As a Christian
who believes in and cherishes the sanctity of all life on this planet, I was devastated to learn of the apparently racially motivated shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C.
We as a nation still have a long way to go to resolve our racial issues and intolerance. Local, state and federal authorities should commit as many resources as necessary to investigate why the alleged shooter did it and ensure that justice is done. We, as Americans, must all introspectively reflect on this horrible crime and ask what we can do to heal the wounds that continue to divide our great nation.
I offer my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims.
The seeds of the lock-and-load society created by the National Rifle Assn. and nurtured by the Republican Party are bearing fruit. Nine more Americans have been killed, this time in a church while praying, by a formerly law-abiding citizen with a gun.
Guns rule in every town. The question is no longer “Will your city experience a mass shooting?” but rather “When will your city experience a mass shooting?”
One wonders if this is what the framers had in mind back in 1791 when they adopted the 2nd Amendment.
El Cajon, Calif.