Expect More Laws That Don’t Stop the Killing

Editor, News-Register:

So we have yet another school shooting in Texas, 10 dead souls to mourn, and more public outcry from the gun control group seeking solutions to this growing problem of violence. I now offer my own suggestions: Either outlaw and confiscate all guns or outlaw schools.

After all, it has been shown that the irrational treatment of student behavior by their superiors is a direct cause of rebellion.

Of course, I’m being facetious here to illustrate the futility of seeking answers from our government. We all know how government works:

Cops must arrest people — that’s what they do. Prosecutors must prosecute — that’s what they do. And politicians must make laws — that’s what they do, and that’s all they know how to do. We don’t need more laws; we already have laws against killing, and a confusing mish-mash of gun regulations and exceptions that would frighten any law abiding citizen wishing to comply, myself included. What is really needed is self-dicipline, beginning with moral home guidance and attention. Biblical principles are extremely valuable and still applicable but alas, in our society, this approach is becoming extinct.

Based upon my lifelong observations, I predict the following:

(1) Our U.S. Constitutional Second Amendment will eventually be repealed, like it or not, and without any logical rationale.

(2) More laws will be made pertaining to possession and ownership of anything that goes “bang” or shoots a bullet.

(3) Neither of the above will make any difference.

Dave Visnic

Wheeling

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