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WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?
by Chaz Girrens, Editor, The Wichita Observer, ©2012
(Jul. 27, 2012) — The growing trend in the media, whenever there is a gun-related tragedy, is to blame the gun. The other trend is to demonize pro-gun groups and even responsible gun owners.
I suppose it makes good copy. It also causes division and solves nothing. The individuals’ character and choices they make are only secondary. Why people kill people, whatever the means, is beyond me. What makes a person snap at a given point in their life? One thing’s for sure: you can’t legislate responsibility and accountability. They are both an adjunct of conscious choice and are the price we pay for freedom. Freedom is a tool that enables humans to prosper. Freedom is as varied as individuals. There are those who would trade freedom for supposed security. They would use government to take that freedom, when in fact our government was formed to protect that freedom that is already inherently ours. There is no cure or answer to avert or prevent people from harming others. It’s going to happen. I firmly believe licensed Concealed Carry Holders are part of a positive answer. No business that caters to the public should restrict that freedom. I would welcome any individual who would take the responsibility to help me, my family and the public at large in a dire situation.