How far must we go to get gun control?

Updated 5/29/2018 10:40 AM

Guns, mental instability or hatred when combined create a lethal mixture. Mass shootings like those in Las Vegas, Texas, Florida and the latest in a high school near Dallas and daily random violence throughout the country and in Chicago is a result of this mixture.

Getting rid of the hatred in the hearts of some of our fellow human beings will be much more difficult than taking guns out of the mixture.


In a country that is awash in violence caused by guns, it is time that we take a hard look at this weapon of mass destruction.

There is a majority in this country that would prefer to see a society free of guns and the violence they produce. One thing for certain, If you do not own a gun, you will never be in a position to use it.

The question is, how long will the majority who favor a peaceful gun-free society continue to allow a minority to block meaningful change? If the gun-right side continues to prevail and refuses to budge an inch, the majority might have to resort to the power of the boycott to target businesses, cities and states that cater to those who won't be satisfied until everyone is walking around with a gun on their hip.

Let's hope it never comes to this.

Ned L. McCray

Tinley Park

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