The Billings Outpost

Gray matter needed on guns

The gun control issue has now taken top attention with the reckless shootings [at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., and another school across the country in Marin County, Calif. I am a firm believer in my Second Amendment right to bear arms. I want to be able to protect myself FROM my own government.

My own government acts as an invader and a murderer, steeped in and seeking out ever more violence in far-flung countries with cultural practices we believe are perverted. Violence has to do with the emotional, spiritual and physical state of mind, most of which has to do with examples set by the people around them. Big Business and the U.S. Government are prime perpetrators of setting an example to promote violence, regardless of their self-proclaimed cause of “American Values.”

When a government goes into another country and starts killing the citizens they find there because their governments or cultures clash, what is to stop me from doing the same because I don’t like my neighbors’ attitude or culture?

We need education and example, not more useless laws and regulations that no one follows or can follow. Here is how NOT to set an example: Recently, we had a neighbor who got into an argument with his mother and wife about whether the safety mechanism was on or off on a revolver. He held the gun to his head and said, “If the safety is off, would I do this?” And he pulled the trigger and died right there. The first tool of gun control is that gray matter between the ears of the person with the gun.

From the time of Cain and Abel, sibling rivalry and family feuds have been the norm. I don’t think Cain had a gun when he killed Abel. A person bent on killing will use any method available, be it a gun, sword, sling shot, knife, toxic chemical or gas or bare hands.

Where are the examples of peacefulness and coexistence we need to see?

Lauris Byxbe

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