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Letter: Sick culture at root of problem

Watching as the horror unfolded in the Sandy Hook elementary school I saw the policeman state that a bushmaster rifle had been found in the trunk, and not used. Later on I found four independent newspapers online confirming this, but another newspaper stating that it was the weapon the perpetrator used.

While none of these facts can change a thing, it demonstrates what a lot of America knows: you cannot trust the news agencies in their reporting of the news.

Interviewing small children to ask what they saw and heard I thought was highly inappropriate. Then they wasted no time bringing all of this to a howl for more gun control.

Hey folks, we have a much more serious problem here than guns.What drives kids to do these heinous acts? I will say one thing, they are not stupid. They don't attack police stations or gun shops. No, they pull this off in schools where they know no one is armed and the victims for the most part are helpless.

Mention providing armed police or teachers and they howl it didn't work at Columbine. Well, you know something, it didn't work for Ronald Reagan or other presidents but they still guard them.

What I see is an excellent opportunity for anti-gunners to push their agenda through without any real concern for the kids in these schools.

Perhaps I can remind people of banning alcohol and drugs and I ask how that worked.I won't even address columnist Mitch Edelman. His Dec. 21 opinion column was full of inaccurate information but that never bothers these people in thier high-minded pursuit of their agenda.

If you want to do something real toward this, address the problem where it lies: Our sick culture full of lost kids without parents who don't give their kids the time of day and, most of all, act like the parent.

You don't dare use corporal punishment nor have God in school, and guess where that has led us? Get off your high-minded political-driven gun-,NRA-hating and do something real to protect our kids with either police or trained teachers with firearms.

Until you can fix the sick culture created in this country, I don't see any end to this. Like all NRA members in this country, I will say a prayer for those children and their families and do something to further protection of these kids, real protection instead of feelgood legislation to further their agenda.

Herb Meade

Mount Airy

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