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Regarding the Dec. 16 editorial "Dear Mr. President: We're Tired of Simply Hugging Our Children":
On March 11, 2001, the PG published my letter "Many Are Responsible" about shootings at schools that had occurred at that time.
So today I write again.
The United States of America continues to move in the wrong direction. I ask again the question: Guns have been around, schools have been around and children have been around for a long time -- what has changed?
I am now a father of two young children and can only imagine the feelings the parents in Newtown, Conn., are having. I am also a legal owner of guns which are locked up with trigger guards in my house. I also have a concealed carry permit. I have never carried but fear the time is coming. I, like the brave principal of Sandy Hook elementary, will give my life before I allow some harm to come to a child that I can possibly stop. I believe the majority of Americans feel this way.
So are people more responsible now? I think not. Our society and legal practices do not promote individual responsibility; it is always someone else's fault.
Anti-bullying programs are continuous in schools, and no one loses, everyone gets a trophy, everyone gets a passing grade.
As for the media and those who watch and buy the violent games and content, of course it's not their fault.
In 2001, I said liberals and lawyers have legislated parents' rights away, and it continues today and is only going to get worse.
So take away some guns; your efforts will make you feel good, like most liberal policies, but it won't change a thing. The bad guys get guns -- just ask Norway.
Look in the mirror. What has changed?
ERIC J. DUNN
First Published December 20, 2012 12:00 am