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Soldier with Gun
My Thoughts On Gun Control

I AM 84 YEARS OLD AND HAVE A PHD FROM THE COLLEGE OF LIFE EXPERIENCE.

I have owned or been around all sorts of weapons my entire life. I have owned guns since I was 12 years old. In all my life I have never seen nor heard of a gun of any type deciding to shoot anyone and so it paced itself up and went out and did so. The idea that guns kill people is a weak, false one. Guns have not, nor will they ever KILL PEOPLE. People often kill people with guns, but It is the person shooting or careless with a gun that kills.

What need to change is the person shooting and how will we do that. I would suggest getting God back in our classrooms, Start teaching the golden rule, patriotisms. love of country, and family, consequences responsibility, how to lose, as well as win, and right from wrong.

Any efforts to limit Gun Control by/or agreeing with that idea and saying who can or cannot own a gun is a slippery slope that one day we will wish we had never stepped on. That is exactly what the socialists and communists want. Once we are disarmed; the rest will move much faster.

IF anything, my solution would be more guns. I would make sure every child and teacher had a basic understanding of guns and what they can do. They all would receive instruction on how to handle a gun incident, every classroom would have two fully loaded 20-gauge pump shotguns secured in a locked box of some type, grades 4 and below would only have one gun for the teadher. If anyone fired any weapon or even threatened to do so a button would be pushed, and that box would open. the teaher would take one and a 6th grade or older child woud take the other. that student would then proceed to a predermind lower grade  classroom and assist that teachein making sure everyone was safe. Other saftey equipment cauld also be considered. Yes accidents and errors in judgment woukd occur over time but I can assure you, you would never see mass shootings in our schools like we do today.

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Dear MR. McConaughey               ‘

I sincerely hope this even gets to you. I expect your staff would screen all incoming items and take care of unimportant items for you. This however is not a casual letter. 

My son and I are developing a web site that will explain things in more detail, but I just want to thank you for your concern for our country about and our children. I know you are sincere because of our jklivinfoundation.org/uvalde program You are unfortunately dead wrong in your approach to solving the problem and your efforts to limit or control purchase of guns plays into the hands or those wishing to get rid of all weapons and gain absolute control of our nation.

 

Sir, I am an 84-year-old veteran and have been around guns all my life. I was raised in a small western Wyoming town where most everyone owned some type of gun. Most people would have a gun rack in their truck and kept rifles in it, they would go to town and never even lock their truck, our own home was never locked even if we left town for a time. I joined the military at 17 and left my little town but I cannot recall any murders or anything even similar to what we now here of on almost a daily basis. My dad gave me my first rifle at the ripe age of twelve. Prior to that I shot his or other people’s guns. I have never seen heard of or imagined any gun deciding on its own to go to a school or anywhere and shoot anyone, it is never the gun it is the person holding it that is the problem Ask yourself why that is, it is because we were born to Christian families or some type of religious order that has some type of God. We were taught at an early age right from wrong and suffered the consequences of not doing right. we learned how to win and to lose, we did not all get a winner’s badge. we learned the golden rule, the pledge of allegiance, and sayings like sticks and stone may break my bones but names will never hurt me,. Efforts to limit by agreeing with that idea and saying then who can or cannot own a gun is a slippery slope that one day we will wish we had never stepped on.

IF anything, my solution would be more guns. I would make sure every child and teacher had a basic understanding of guns and what they can do. They all would receive instruction on how to handle a gun incident, every classroom would have two 20-gauge pump shotguns secured in a locked box of some type, if anyone fired any weapon or even threatened to do so a button would be pushed, and that box would open. I realize that this is radical, and my full plan is too involved go into here, but I can honestly say I believe there will always be a chance of mistakes and people get hurt or killed but you would not have mass shootings like we have seen in the recent past.

I hope you will give this some serious thought but even if not, I invite you and your family to southern Utah any time you wish, we are 45 minutes from beautiful Zion Canyon, Cedar Breaks is just up the road, we are2 hours from Brice Canyon, and 3 hours from the north rim of Grand Canyon. Our home is modest and only has two guest bedrooms, but we can arrange for more if needed. Wherever you may sleep; my wife cooks a great meal that you would enjoy. Whatever you decide I would appreciate some type of notice that you even get this. Of course, if you never do then here is no need to respond but you might want to review you staff. Ha, Ha.

Your truly

Efforts to limit by Gun  control or, agreeing with that idea and saying who can or cannot own a gun is a slippery slope that one day we will wish we had never stepped on.

IF anything, my solution would be more guns. I would make sure every child and teacher had a basic understanding of guns and what they can do. They all would receive instruction on how to handle a gun incident, every classroom would have two fully loaded 20-gauge pump shotguns secured in a locked box of some type, if anyone fired any weapon or even threatened to do so a button would be pushed, and that box would open. the teaher would take one and a 6th grade or older child woud take the other. that student would then proceed to a predermind lower grade  classroom and assist that teachein making sure everyone was safe. Other saftey equipment cauld also be considered. Yes accidents and errors in judgment woukd occur over time but I can assure you, you would never see mass shootings in our schools like we do today.

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