I have a gun. Neither my gun nor I have ever threatened anyone. I am a good citizen. I am certifiable sane and mentally stable. I don't get traffic tickets and I pay my bills and my taxes. My gun was used for target shooting competition when I was younger.
However, I have been judged and convicted, without benefit of trial or jury, by President Barack Obama, Vice President Biden, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Gov. Martin O'Malley and others of crimes against humanity.
I've been sentenced to confiscation of my gun and/or a place on a national register of gun owners. My neighbors will be warned that they are living next to a gun owner. There is something terribly wrong and un-American with this narrative.
The politicians don't know how to stop gun violence. They can't formulate a reasonable gun law that has not already proved ineffective or that is not already on the books. They have to appear in control and responsive, so they levy ill-conceived laws that only the law-abiding obey.
When all else fails they make the process so onerous that buying or owning a gun and ammo is almost impossible. They make criminals out of private citizens who only want to be left alone.
I just wish that they would remember that I am not responsible when some mentally-deranged person shoots up a school. Their actions should be aimed at the perpetrator and not at me.
John Cullom Sr.