By Tom Siebert
During the past 50 years, millions of Americans have been shot by their fellow citizens. The pro-gun people say “good guys with guns” will stop gun violence. They are dead wrong. On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was surrounded by good guys with guns but that did not prevent a deranged man with a cheap handgun from shooting him and three others. And the 14 police officers shot in Dallas recently were all good guys with guns but that did not stop a madman with a weapon of war from killing five of them and wounding nine. Private ownership of firearms was ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court only as recently as 2007, in a 5-4 decision. God permitting, President Hillary Clinton will fill the vacancy on the court with a sane judge who will cast the vote to overturn that ungodly ruling.
This half-century epidemic of gun violence will continue to spatter blood all across the nation until we surviving Americans demand the only antidote: strict, national gun-control laws. These include trigger locks on all guns; universal background checks on all gun purchases; limits on gun and ammunition purchases; a ban on all semi-automatic weapons of mass destruction; long, mandatory prison sentences for gun crimes; and gun detectors in all workplaces, stores, restaurants, theaters and churches as well as on all public transportation.