Letter to the editor: A crucial line of defense

Posted 10/9/19

A crucial line of defense Why does this paper continue to publish letters from the gun rights crowd that are pure drivel? Let’s start with not letting another opinion even be published – that’s …

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Letter to the editor: A crucial line of defense

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A crucial line of defense

Why does this paper continue to publish letters from the gun rights crowd that are pure drivel? Let’s start with not letting another opinion even be published – that’s a good way to shut up debate. I’m going to try this again, going for less than pure drivel, with no straw man to shoot down.

This time, I am the teacher, I have chosen to be armed, and I have all these students I’m responsible for. A lockdown has been announced, I am behind my desk along with several students, others hiding wherever they can. This sounds pretty helpless, but it doesn’t have to be. Remember, I am the teacher that chose to be armed and I know how to shoot. I am behind the desk, arms out in front of me on top the desk, gun resting on a couple books pointed at the classroom door. I could not be in a better firing position if I was at a gun range. Now the only rounds that go into the door will be the rounds that miss their target. And as before, I didn’t say I was shooting kids, but a gunman.

Second point: Do you want that person protecting your loved ones to be using a gun with 10 rounds or 17? Keep in mind the active shooter is a bad guy and a coward, he knows 10-round clips are for the law-abiding folks. Common sense or pure drivel...

C.H.McKie Jr.

Castle Rock

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