Jefferson City, MO 75° View Live Radar Mon H 83° L 70° Tue H 90° L 73° Wed H 93° L 75° Weather Sponsored By:

Your Opinion: Anti-gun law jeopardize Americans

Your Opinion: Anti-gun law jeopardize Americans

December 20th, 2012 by Larry Russell Johnson, Jefferson City in News

Dear Editor:

Hours after the Newtown, Conn. shooting, President Obama called for meaningful action to prevent such shootings, but did not say what it should be. My first reaction was to become very perturbed, but later, I realized that Obama is using this tragedy as an excuse to fulfill his anti-gun campaign promises.

Just for the record, states where there is strong anti-gun laws, have the highest number of gun violence and the criminals weapon of choice is cheap handguns and not assault weapons. States with conceal and carry laws have the lowest gun violence and fewer home invasions.

The White House puts feeling not fact while placing Americans in harm's way with anti-gun laws. It's like ringing the dinner bell.

The best solution to protect our schools is with conceal and carry guns for the staff.

Not until we cut through ignorance and prejudice can we achieve true justice.