I’m sorry that so many families, both of citizens and police officers, are losing loved ones in the madness that is the result of our armed society.
When an officer receives a call that a suspect is armed, you understand their anxiety when they approach a suspect. The presence of a gun, whether legally carried or not, increases the danger of the situation immediately. A communication error by either party can quickly turn deadly. We saw this in Council and around the country. If you think this can’t happen to you — think again.
The ubiquitous presence of guns has created an armed America and created a war zone. All these guns do not make us safer. Just the opposite.
Not long ago concealed weapons were against the law. I didn’t know anyone that even had a handgun.
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Eventually we will understand why earlier generations saw the wisdom in eliminating these weapons designed to do one thing — kill other people from our society.
It is just a matter of how many citizen and police families have to lose a loved one before we understand the previous generations wisdom and disarm our citizens of these deadly and dangerous weapons.
RIchard Ringelstetter, Boise