Editor, 

With the shootings in Colorado and Atlanta and other locations, the Democrats are again pushing for gun control. But while the shootings go on, approximately 65 million gun owners in the United States killed no one last year. The Democrats’ main objective is control and to gain complete control they would have to overturn the Second Amendment to our Constitution.

Chicago has one of the strictest gun control laws with 769 homicides last year, a rise of 50% over 2019. Most of the other large cities, mostly under democratic control, have also seen a dramatic increase in homicides using guns. Much of the responsibility for the increases can be attributed to ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter. Their main objective is to increase chaos and anarchy in our country. The abasement of police and law enforcement began under Obama’s Administration. There have been abuses and they should be pointed out and corrected. However, downgrading of law enforcement in most of our large cities will probably lead to more rioting and looting as warm weather comes on.

Thomas Jefferson stated, “Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for them who do not.” John Adams said, “Those who trade liberty for security have neither.” Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them. Most of us love our country. It’s the government that we’re afraid of.

According to former Attorney General Robert Kennedy, “Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists upon.”

Norman L. Kramer

Killen