The Profound Issue of Our Times

Recently in a local news paper in the letter to the editor section the following letter appeared and following is my response to the letter.

 Guns. The profoundest issue of our times.And why such near universal misapprehension and indifference to the most supreme of all human values, the reality and meaning of life itself? Life, the majesty of existence.How do we forgive ourselves so naively for our careless, uncomprehending ingratitude, when the greatest of all our treasures, beloved life, so tough yet so fragile, so valiant and indispensable, is cavalierly extinguished daily, blindly, mindlessly, the world over? Guns. The paramount reckoning.  Star Democrat News Paper  {July 16, 2018)

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I disagree agree with a statement made by Georgie Morris Garbisch in the Monday addition to the Letters to the editor section.  The profound issue of our time is not guns. Liberals make it their issue. I do agree with the statement she made in which she said Life is the most supreme of all human values and for one I think it should be taken very seriously. I agree that Life as we know it is taken away daily and it is a shame. But truthfully the letter was not about life but about guns as being the culprit that takes away life. Guns do kill, but so does knives, boxcutters, ice picks, screwdrivers, and many other things. The problem is you never hear about them on national TV or the news. For example, in the state of Idaho, last week nine children at a party were stabbed with a knife and very little was heard about it. If a gun was used we would still be hearing about it. How many murders and killings happen in our major cities by other means than guns? They happen all the time but we never hear about it because it is not gun involved. There is a paramount reckoning coming to this country for all the killings gun related or by other means. The gun is not the most dangerous issue in America today. The most dangerous place in America today is the womb.
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There are more babies killed by abortion a day than all other combined killings and that includes guns.The number of abortions reported by the Guttmacher Institute in the U.S. for 2014 is 926,200. This equates to 2,538 abortions each day. Induced Abortion in the United States . This is so staggering when you think about it. Close to a million babies are killed a year by abortion in America, but to the writer of the Star Democrat article the profound issue of our times is guns.

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The Annapolis Tragedy

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I read part of this article in THE STAR DEMOCRAT newspaper, in the letters to the editor section, and because it was such a good article I just wanted to add my thoughts to what was a  very good piece of writing by Craig Willis.

Thank heavens we live in Maryland, a state with some of the toughest gun control laws in the country. I for one feel much safer. Maryland is one of only six states to receive an A+ rating from the Gifford’s Law Center for its tough gun control laws. Yet these laws couldn’t prevent the recent tragedy in Annapolis where several newspaper reporters were killed by a shotgun toted by a man holding a grudge, our hearts go out to the victims and their families.

In the days just after the mass shooting at the newspaper in Annapolis, the media is almost silent, many of the papers not issuing follow-up stories as the facts of this case don’t support the left’s false narrative. As most Americans know most newspapers have sided with the left and their fake news. If you are a conservative you must search for the truth. In the STAR DEMOCRAT, the follow-up articles on shootings have been so unbelievable. Most of them talk about how newspaper reporters are right there with our police, firefighters, and soldiers in harm’s way. At one time that might have been so but now most of the papers are” fake news outlets” not giving you all the facts.

For example, any state like Maryland, with all these tough gun laws, is ineffective in stopping any of this senseless violence, but you hear nothing of this in the news. Baltimore was recently announced to be the most dangerous city in the country, having 135 gun-related deaths to date. Also, the Annapolis tragedy was enacted by a person who had a longstanding feud with the newspaper. Original reports by numerous left of center media outlets blamed President Trump due to his attacks on fake news! Now we find out that the gunman was entangled in a long-term legal feud with the paper and didn’t prevail in his lawsuit against them. But the left and the fake news outlets want to blame President Trump.

“Back in the day,” Cronkite, Reasoner, and Brinkley would have backed up their story with facts before airing any report, because, “that’s the way it was,” period.

Finally, this shooter used a shotgun, also not fitting the narrative that banning assault rifles is the Holy Grail of cures. Sad to say many a person feeds into this deceiving cure for all the gun problems thanks to the help of fake news.

Many Republican voters in the state of Maryland are now waiting to see which way Larry Hogan, the governor of Maryland goes related to siding with the left and creating and supporting even more stringent gun laws. These laws clearly only take constitutional rights away from law-abiding citizens. In November, regardless of your party affiliation, vote for the rule of law and preserving the Constitution