Letter to the Editor: We must fix this

Thursday, March 15, 2018

To the Editor:

Today I saw a long line of students outside the Meridian school on NE 175th, with a dozen police cars on NE 175th protecting their protest against inadequate gun laws. It is totally outrageous that our students feel they must skip classes, thereby foregoing opportunities to learn necessary skills and knowledge, to protest in such a way because they are no longer safe in our publically paid for schools. 

These students, who are in fact our next generation, are being held hostage by the NRA, and are being slaughtered almost on a weekly basis by the all too easy access to military style weaponry.

Those who support the NRA, and block legislative actions that would regulate the type of guns available to citizens and limit gun ownership and use of extremely lethal fast acting weapons of mass destruction are murderers in the true sense of the word.

The ruling by now deceased SCOTUS Antonin Scalia totally disregarded the conditional and prefatory phase of the 2nd Amendment which specifies that "a well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state......" We have well regulated militias: the US Armed forces, i.e., Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, plus Sheriffs, State Patrol and local Police, and other legitimate groups whose members are well trained in the possession and use of guns.

These are our children, and we the public have an obligation to protect and cherish them so they may grow to be productive law-abiding citizens.

Gini Paulsen


Anonymous,  March 15, 2018 at 5:56 AM  

Now that it is clear how our children feel, the next time a shooting happens, it's on us. We ignore them and we own it.

classedebush March 15, 2018 at 8:26 AM  

And at the same time, by demonstrating, raising their voices, students are taking part in democracy. That's a very valuable learning experience. It's just so sad that they have to do this to remind adults to do their job: caring for the children of America!

DKH March 15, 2018 at 10:22 PM  

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