Letters to the Editor

Arm the preschoolers

It didn’t take long. The NRA apologists came out before the poor kids were laid to rest. (“Don’t ban guns”) writes Fred Campbell. His letter begins with the predictable shedding of “crocodile tears” over the senseless loss of life. This is followed by the equally predictable grouping of automobiles, etc., with firearm assault weapons. Note: lots of things can kill, but it is the gun’s sole purpose.

Then comes the call for arming school staff. Well, Fred, I’ll go you and your NRA disciples one better. Let the NRA start recruiting preschoolers so they can be “carrying” when they enter kindergarten. Armed citizens are not peacekeepers; “armed and dangerous” is a redundancy.