Letter: Defending oneself is a better answer than gun bans
Since the cruel shooting in December in Newport, Conn., our government has been pushing hard for restrictions on assault guns and how many clips one can carry.
The Daily Caller tells us that, "President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress ... to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America."
We should ask ourselves: Is this the real problem? Criminals already break laws, so why would more restrictions stop them?
By not enabling citizens to obtain guns easily if at all, people will have no way to defend themselves against the ruthless members of society while criminals, who get guns by hook or by crook, can and do come and kill us.
This scenario is made possible because we cannot legally defend ourselves if stricter gun control becomes the law of the land.
By the time police arrive to a threatening situation, many killings will have already taken place.
I think a better solution to part of this problem is to allow properly trained school staff to carry concealed firearms. Texas has the right idea. "We give our 'guardians' training in addition to the regular Texas conceal-and-carry training," David Thweatt, superintendent of Harrold Independent School District in Texas, told FoxNews.com.
In a sense, I can understand why it would seem that banning both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines could stop these gruesome, merciless killings, but it really won't help, I think it will only make the problem worse.