Letter to the editor: Maybe president’s real intent is to disarm the United States

Feb. 23, 2013 @ 08:39 PM
Editor:

Another girl was killed by gunfire in Chicago last Friday while her sister was on stage listening to President Obama push for more gun control. Last month another teenage girl was killed after returning home to Chicago from a presidential event in Washington.

According to Associated Press, “There were more than 40 gun killings in Chicago in January. The deadliest January in more than a decade.”

Ironically Chicago and Washington, D.C., both have the distinction of being two of the most gun-violent cities in the country and of having the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. Generally, it is illegal to even own a gun in either place, even for self-defense in your own home.

It would seem our wonderful, wise and competent president could see, from his own hometown, how effective more restrictive gun laws are in reducing gun violence, or maybe that is not the point. Maybe the point, the real effort, is to disarm America, as most tyrannical governments do to gain and maintain control.

Grant L. Alford

Gatlinburg