What's Dunedin Saying About Gun Control?
As America continues to reel in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., slayings we asked Dunedin residents to weigh in about proposed gun control legislation.
As people across the country talk about tightening gun control legislation in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dunedin residents have their own opinions on the topic.
I have at least four handguns and have not killed anyone with them. I served in Korea and Viet Nam and probably killed several people, ( hope so) but never thought about turning guns on my own people, especially children............... A very sad day for all.
- Bob Jackson, Dunedin Patch reader
Our Forefathers lived in a different time and repeatedly told us to update the Constitution on a regular basis. We have not. The government is ours to use and change as needed, unfortunately individuals filled with greed have become experts in this area and have exploited that which makes us Americans in the first place. Whether people like it or not we are part of a global existence and that is not going to change. There are no secret groups within the our government planning to take over your lives. The only secret groups trying to alter your life for their benefit are lobbying groups like the NRA, 100's of Religious groups and various corporations all looking to benefit off us, the American people. The country is finally waking up to the bias, racist greedy actions of these people and groups that have been abusing us for 150 years. So you might want to hurry up and stockpile all the large mag's, Bushmasters, high powered ammo and other weapons, tools of killing others, because YES they will be unavailable at some point soon. This will be a hard fight but it will not be won with bullets, it will be won with words and a pen. I look forward to the day when your stockpile of guns no longer functions because they have either rusted or gummed shut and no longer can fire. Fire Arms are the perfect example of NOT taking something in moderation. Now it is and will crumble under it's own weight. RIP NRA!
- Ed Harris, Dunedin Patch reader
What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below.