Dear editor,

There has been much talk about arming teachers with hand guns lately. People, that scares the bejeebies out of me. Can you imagine a bunch of skittish teachers armed with a .357 and some kid pops his bubblegum? Possible dead kid and several pairs of dirty underwear.

Even here in Jacksonville I’m against that, much less CCHS. I have grandkids going there. I want to go to their graduation, not their funeral.

The problem is not within the schools, but on the outside coming in. That’s the problem that needs fixing.

Keeping guns out of the hands of idiots is what needs to be done not taking away guns from the law abiding citizens. The Japanese Commander was asked why didn’t he invade the U.S. right after Pearl Harbor, his answer was, “Because I knew there would be a gun behind every blade of grass.” That same belief is keeping us safe today.

Gun control, not needed, gun user control? Oh heck yea!! Background checks, psychological exams, waiting periods whatever it takes on those lines.

And parents, be parents, if you’re gonna bring a life into this world be responsible for it. Instead of teaching them how not to get caught doing a crime teach them not to do the crime. They won’t get caught then.

Bottom line is let’s put more education in the schools not guns. Let’s keep Barney Fife in Mayberry and not at CCHS or any other school.

— Richard Alderman

Jacksonville, Fla.

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