DRIFTWOOD OUTDOORS: Holding on to our rights

A hunter’s look at gun control in America

During the last week, I have engaged in a number of conversations concerning the horrific tragedy that took place in Newtown, Conn.

As a father of two little girls, one in second grade and one in kindergarten, I cannot fathom the pain and suffering those who lost a child are going through, and those who lost an adult loved one grieve no less.

Words do no justice, but as President Obama said, all the people of our nation are with the victims and their families. Hopefully there is some solace in the fact.

Being a member of society who strongly supports the Second Amendment, I cannot help but participate in meaningful dialog about the onslaught of gun-control initiatives. I am a hunter who shoots. Yet there are millions of Americans who actively shoot but do not hunt. These folks simply enjoy shooting guns. They are not the threat to our society.

You simply cannot argue firearms are anything more than a tool, lifeless objects operated by the hands of man. Firearms are not to blame for this tragedy, and all others like it. People are to blame.

In my opinion, the problem is our society. And at the center of it all is ....

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