Letter: Let's stop and think about gun control
Ref: Gun control opponents reject all conversation — Guest View from The Miami Herald on Feb 4. In the first sentence, "Even after the stunning tragedy in Newtown, Conn, it's nearly impossible for Congress to hold a constructive conversation over gun control …"
Just a couple of comments: The approval rating of Congress is around 6 percent. Liberal 6 percenters, led by the ultra-liberal news media immediately jumped on gun control as the answer. Does anyone know what gun control means? Does anyone know what it could become? Gun control in the hands of government bureaucrats could bring about a time when a law officer would knock on your door and confiscate your shot gun or your pistol.
One aspect of gun control would be a universal background check. In the same editorial, the Baltimore police chief said we do not allow people on board passenger airplanes without going through security. That is true because the passengers are entering a gun free zone.
The school in Newtown, Conn., was a gun-free zone. No more. The strict gun control laws in Connecticut didn't protect those children. The six per-centers would, lemming-like, still go for gun control. Without a thought. Without a question. Without a conversation.
Times have changed. If I were in charge, I would require every elementary school principal to have a gun. Schools would then be unattractive targets for the crazies. Some principals would refuse to carry a gun. My answer to that would be, "You're in the wrong profession."