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It's disturbing to me that people, towns, schools and governments are pre-occupied with blaming the National Rifle Association, the taxpayer, the laws and pretty much any available opposing agency for our tragedies. One letter writer asked, "Ever been shot at by an assault weapon?" Hello? What in the world?

Our society is a disaster.

People are not accountable for their own actions. Existing laws are not enforced, yet we demand more new ones.

States are splintered from the government and towns by their people.

Armed guards and teachers at schools? Assault weapons bans? More laws equal fewer rights for honest people.

In the terrible wake of a tragedy, many things you hear will make absolute sense. Yet none of what is being said makes any sense to me.

As for social eroding, over the decades Christianity has been regulated by our government, removed from our schools, restricted in our towns and as a result we suffer religious decay among our society. We wonder why this happened, whom to fault, whom to penalize for it.

Everyone with a mirror needs to look into it; the cause and answer to our country's problems are in that reflection.

America has America to blame for its social, economic and religious decline. Our society is our responsibility. Blaming the NRA, banning weapons, restricting more rights and making more laws are not the answers.

I am a U.S. citizen, U.S. service veteran and taxpayer. Taking away more of my rights will not undo tragedies or prevent new ones.

DICK HART
Mt. Pleasant


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