Op-Ed: Gun owners have rights, too

February 21, 2005
Meridian (CT) Record-Journal
By Mike Roberts

Instead of legislators taking their time to try and take various firearms away from honest gun owners, why don't they use that time to insure proper measures that would prevent children from using video games and CDs that promote just about every type of gun violence and mayhem imaginable? Why don't they make more laws protecting children from pedophiles that destroy their lives forever? And better yet, why don't they enforce the existing laws? We have enough of them, including gun laws!

We don't have to look any further than the four major TV stations in our area to get one program or other that simply reeks of gun violence yet they are shown when kids can tune them in whenever they want.

Oh, sure, they play a warning on the tube before their gun-toting mobsters and terrorists come on the screen. Big deal. The only thing they are concerned with is the big advertising bucks these violent shows bring in and nothing more. They say the onus is on the parents if they do not want their kids watching some of the crap they provide for public viewing. Who is Juan Manuel Alvarez?

These same anti-gun legislators who claim they are trying to make my world (and yours) safer don't have a clue as to where the dangers lie. If they did, they and thousands of others would not be thundering down our highways while trying to answer a cell phone or dialing one. I have had to jump for my life while simply taking a walk in our fair city while some yahoo whizzed by so close if I hadn't jumped back they would have clipped me while they gabbed on their cell phones.

Yet I have never had a problem because of some honest gunowner taking a whack at me with a legal firearm. Still, I am told they are doing this (trying to outlaw various firearms) for my own safety. Thanks, but I'd rather take my chances with honest gunowners. Who is Juan Manuel Alvarez?

Click here to read the entire op-ed in the Meridian (CT) Record-Journal.

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