Re: “Arming our schools is not the way,” by Suzette Porter, Jan. 31 Editor: My wife and I are from Michigan and spend the winter months here at Treasure Island. We receive the Beach Beacon newspaper each week and enjoy reading it. I have to say that your article on gun control, “Arming our schools is not the way” was, in my opinion, most astute and very well thought out.
I completely agree with your logic and have a tough time understanding why so many of our citizens cannot see that the NRA is obviously less concerned with reducing gun violence than they are with maximizing profits from increased weapon sales. They seem to hide behind the illogic that any increased regulations on any type of weapon or ammunition will ultimately be the demise of the Second Amendment. It plays, as usual, on people’s fears.
You are right-on in your evaluation of what would happen by arming more of us to defend against the very few that would commit these acts. Just glad we have folks like you who are not afraid to present the side of reason and sanity.