Moral code, not gun laws, will prevent violence

The issue of gun control has been a topic of numerous letters of late; I fear, however, that most of the letters deal with the gun itself and not with the individual who uses it to commit carnage.

Guns, in and of themselves, are inanimate objects. No one has ever heard of a gun freeing itself from its case, loading itself with ammunition, levitating to a school, theater or other venue and indiscriminately firing itself until ammo is gone.

It requires a human assistant.

For decades, some of the intelligentsia in academia have been practically bludgeoning their students with the idea that right and wrong are irrelevant. It's all about how you feel about something. I would challenge any of those professors to explain to me just how it is that Sandy Hook was not wrong. Or that the Boston Marathon bombing was not wrong.

Every society has for centuries had some sort of moral code. Herein lies the real solution to the problem of gun violence. People who pursue the virtues of honesty, compassion, generosity, kindness and an overall concern for their fellow man will not engage in the kind of carnage we are experiencing in our country today.


To sum up, do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

Darrel Moe


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