Traffic map
Article posted: 2/28/2013 4:40 AM

Punish gang bangers, not gun owners

  • Article
text size: AAA

Punish gang bangers, not gun owners

When it comes to drunken driving, we place blame on the driver, not the car or the alcohol. There aren't any proposals to ban alcohol, no proposed new laws to make it more difficult for the rest of us to drive. The guilty are punished and the rest of us are left alone.

Advertisement

When it comes to gun violence, it seems as if we want to make the gun more guilty than the man pulling the trigger. There are more and more "common sense" proposals to ban this type of gun or that type of magazine.

If you want to solve a problem you need to put a face to it. Most of the faces in this case belong to gang members. Punish them. While you are at it why don't you punish the buyers of illegal narcotics? They are the ones that provide the money to purchase guns. Punish them and leave me alone.

John Malec

Bensenville

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    MarketsReport

    DHExtras

       
    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

    FacebookActivity

    BusinessDirectory

    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.