Letters to the Editor

Bachelder letter: Gun control

No matter what happened in the past, no one can say for sure the same thing will happen in the future. I’m talking about the “first they take away the guns, then they kill the people” argument as presented by Brian Kurland (letter Nov. 21). The problem is, he uses foreign dictators to show what will happen in the United States if we have gun control. We don’t have dictators here. The United States was a great democratic experiment in its inception. People voted for their leaders. To use what happened in dictatorships to predict the same results in this country is apples and oranges.

What I would like to know is what the Founding Fathers would say if they could see the Second Amendment used to kill schoolchildren. Second Amendment advocates apparently value their guns more than they care about schoolchildren. This is sickening to me, and it only strengthens my resolve to work for gun control. I believe that guns are evil. They do kill people and they kill innocent birds and animals too. Anyone can see that. Anyone, except maybe those with Second Amendment blindness. I’m not sure there’s a cure for that.

Carol Bachelder, Boise