More laws not the an­swer

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

Once again, ac­cord­ing to the po­lit­i­cal left, gun con­trol is the an­swer. Vi­o­lent, an­gry peo­ple will calm down and hug their teddy bears if we just in­sti­tuted more gun con­trol. If we get just the right gun law, crim­i­nals will stop us­ing firearms to rob oth­ers or set­tle gang scores. What is this mag­i­cal law that will cause these peo­ple to sud­denly be­come hon­est, re­spon­si­ble cit­i­zens? They have no trou­ble ig­nor­ing all the laws cur­rently on the books. One thing we can be sure of is that ad­di­tional laws will fur­ther in­fringe on the con­sti­tu­tional rights of re­spon­si­ble Amer­i­cans.

How many peo­ple are aware that legally owned guns are used to stop or pre­vent more than 2,000 crimes ev­ery day in the United States? The lat­est in­for­ma­tion I’ve read states that more than 15 mil­lion Amer­i­cans have con­cealed weapon per­mits. When did the news me­dia last report one of them com­mit­ting a gun-re­lated crime? I keep up with news and I’ve never heard such a story. Maybe the lib­eral, anti-gun me­dia just doesn’t want to report such sto­ries.

Much of the vi­o­lence we’ve wit­nessed across the na­tion in the past six months has been com­mit­ted by the im­ma­ture po­lit­i­cal pro­gres­sives who can­not ac­cept that vot­ers who ac­tu­ally work for a liv­ing have had enough of their so­cial­ist agenda and want to re­turn to true Amer­i­can val­ues. Of course, as long as their lead­ers both in and out of Congress con­tinue to spout their an­gry, un­true rhetoric, these use­ful id­iots will con­tinue to riot in the streets, burn­ing and loot­ing while in the pay of big-money so­cial­ists.

Mean­while our new pres­i­dent is do­ing ex­actly what he promised, get­ting us back on the path started by the Found­ing Fa­thers. Thank you, Pres­i­dent Trump.

C.D. STUBBS St. Au­gus­tine, Fla.

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