An open letter to President Obama: I am a supporter of the Seconnd Amendment to the U.S Constitution. I am not numb to the victims of gun violence nor am I a member of the NRA.
However, I find it incredibly hypocritical for you of all people to call upon gun owners to give up their firearms. Just days ago the U.S. military accidently bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Syria. You, sir, as Commander in Chief, are responsible for this. Has anybody suggested we take away your weapons?
For 60 years this country has stated that mutually assured destruction justifies our nuclear weapons stockpile. On a daily basis you and your fellow politicians go about your lives with armed security paid for with our tax dollars, and yet you would have us willingly give up our God-given right to self protection because you can’t keep the crazies or evil people from harming innocent people. If you can’t protect us, at least give us a fighting chance.
Eric Thompson, Oakdale