Two topics in the news recently have me confused. On the one hand we have the latest hysteria about immigration policy — a majority of governors and a huge number of the public are terrified by the prospect of the arrival of Syrian refugees fleeing terrorism. On the other hand we have yet another homegrown nutcase with a firearm perpetrating what is essentially a terrorist act, this time at a Planned Parenthood clinic.
Perhaps all this fear is misplaced. Perhaps we should be more concerned by the unfettered proliferation of firearms than we are by the arrival of people seeking to escape the very same terrorists we seem to be so afraid of.
How many gun owners are members of “a well-regulated militia?” Why, in “the home of the brave,” are so many people so frightened? Why, in a nation that describes itself as Christian, is there so much unchristian feeling?
Dave Kinter, Boise