While we’re at it, let’s provide armed security for 7-Elevens, Sheetz stores, pharmacies and coffee shops, too.
I’m beginning to feel a lot safer, aren’t you?
LaPierre is not a stupid man. He has some really good ideas and perhaps we all can get a little wiser if we just only listen to his logic.
Then again, maybe not.
The NRA had the opportunity to take a responsible position. They had the opportunity to promote some good ideas. Instead we get this rambling bunch of garbage.
Why not say something meaningful like people with guns have a responsibility to promote safety and respect?
Do all gun owners always display good judgment? No.
Given that answer, how do we fix the problem?
Probably not a good idea to teach a person with some mental deficiencies how to use a firearm?
Maybe even a better idea not to mix the two: guns and mental illness.
Maybe we should require everyone who buys and registers a firearm to go through some extensive training.
Maybe we should create laws to hold the person whose weapon is used in a crime to be liable both criminally and civilly in the event that gun is used in the commission of a crime.
Just maybe, we should also realize that the National Rifle Association does not have all the answers in regard to the prevention of violent gun-related tragedies.
Lloyd “Pete” Waters is a Sharpsburg resident who writes for The Herald-Mail.