, Derry, New Hampshire


January 3, 2013

Letters to the editor

Fight criminals,

not gun owners

To the editor:

First let me state that the event at Sandy Hook School was a great tragedy for the community and the country. My deepest of sympathy and prayers go out to the victims, their families and the community.

It is a sad time when demented and evil people plague our land attacking our innocent children in schools, our people in their houses of worship and innocent people in their homes. We look for reasons as to why, what could be done differently, what will make it stop?

The sad truth is you will never stop evil, demented or hateful people from committing these acts, they will always find away be it a firearm, bomb, poison, etc. There is no reasoning in the mind of these people, their actions are senseless and evil it is as simple as that.

We look to our leaders for insight and ideas. Truth to be known they too have no solid ideas.

So we blame shift to the inanimate object used by the actor. The sad thing is more children will be maimed and killed in vehicles today than have died in all the shootings this year. Do we call for a ban on cars? No. Why? Because it makes no sense to do so.

In a time when worldwide threats to the U.S. homeland have never been greater and in a post-Columbine world, our local, state and federal officials have not to my knowledge spent one dime on protecting our schools.

Where is the money for tightened security at schools? Where is the money for blast resistant entrances, windows and perimeters? Why do we not have plain-clothed armed security staff in our schools since we all know that schools are soft targets for the sick, criminals and terrorists who want to strike the most innocent.

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