I would like to respond to Mr. Robert Visel’s editorial letter in the February 28th Monitor. Well said, sir! Your comments were concise, accurate and you hit the nail on the head. It is pathetic how our children are being raised today by parents who want to be their friends, not assuming any responsibility in their parental role. Heaven forbid they harm their child’s self esteem by telling him or her “NO” once in a while. Let them grow up with a sense of entitlement. Makes it pretty clear why so many of these nut cases feel entitled to go on to a campus and shoot it up.And yes, we have a plethora of gun laws through out the country but what we don’t have is a judicial system that is capable of enforcing them.
Look at Chicago, New York, and even Washington, D.C. They have some of the toughest gun laws in the country and also the highest crime rates in the country.You can pass all the laws you want regarding gun control but you can’t control those nut cases that seem to be more and more common in today’s world.Yes, the gun is a tool, just like a knife, or a screw driver, or any other house hold tool, all of which are capable of killing someone if mishandled or misused. And if you are going to use any tool, then you have an obligation to learn to use that tool correctly and safely and the same applies to gun ownership.The law-abiding citizens that I know have accepted this responsibility, the “entitled” criminals have not and never will.