Gun control not the answer
TO THE EDITORS:
Gun control will do little or nothing to stop the killing. It can't change the hearts and minds of those who are determined to rob, maim or kill. Only God, through his son, can do that, but only if allowed to. Since over 50 percent of this country's citizens reportedly no longer believe in God, I don't see it happening any time soon.
Hollywood and TV actors and studios make millions of dollars glorifying gun and other violence, then come out in favor of more gun control. Video-game creators fill in the gaps with more gore and violence. If this does not inspire the criminal minds, the Internet will give them step-by-step instruction on how to accomplish their goal.
There are those who are susceptible to these mediums, who can't distinguish between fantasy and reality. And there are those with the "hoodlum'' mentality, believing that if you aren't strong enough to keep what is yours, they will take it from you. Then we have the mentally irrational, who want their 15 minutes of fame, or infamy, any way they can get it. Let us not forget the drug addicts wanting a way to get their fix. And there are those who are just plain evil, who enjoy the harm they inflict.
Do you really believe that gun control will solve the problem? Samson, of the Bible, slew 1,000 Philistines with just the jawbone of an ass. Judging from the daily news, there are enough of them (jawbones of asses) in this government to destroy all of us, no guns necessary.
For those who don't believe, you should try Jesus. If you don't like him, don't worry, the devil will gladly take you back.