The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 9, 2013

Don’t put guns in schools


DANVILLE — Editor:

I have some serious concerns for some of my neighbors living in our smaller communities around Danville. My concerns are: Where do they get their information for forming the opinions presented in the Commercial-News?

We had 20 babies killed in Connecticut and Mr. Morgan of Covington, Ind., accused us “gun safety” advocates of taking advantage of the tragedy? How sad!

There have never been any laws to prevent gun owners from the right to own guns. We need regulation of weapons just as we do with automobiles. If you cannot see well, you must get corrective lenses to drive. You have to demonstrate you can drive and you are asked about your personal health. And finally, you are forced to get insurance and drive at speeds the state deems safe.

I say we must do the same with weapons.

Trying to conflate a man in China with a knife or people bombing other innocents or God in schools (you do know that there have been shootings in places of worship, right?) are examples of biases in favor of a wild, wild West scenario.

In that case, God save us all.

I am a retired educator of 35 years and weapons in schools is the worst idea ever presented.

Nate Cunningham Sr.