To the Editor:
As a gun owner and hunter, I wish to express my total agreement with Dan Hughes’s letter in the Dec. 20 issue of The Enterprise. Since Dan’s letter, we have heard from the National Rifle Association, urging armed security in all schools — with no mention of more background checks on gun purchasers nor a ban on assault-type weapons.
In my opinion, more guns is not an answer.
While the cost may be greater to properly conduct these investigations, we cannot afford the cost of losing our young and promising lives. Let us also invest in the mental screening and care that is so seriously needed.
Please join in letting our government leaders know of our desires — only they can pass the needed laws to create a safer environment for this nations’ greatest asset: our children.