Ed Glenn: You can’t legislate violent crimes | TheUnion.com

Ed Glenn: You can’t legislate violent crimes

​In response to George Boardman’s column (The Union, Oct. 19) — first, I don’t know any NRA member, including myself, who is not just as appalled by the mass shootings as you are.

Oddly enough, not one of the mass shootings was committed by an NRA member. We are not terrorists; we are not the enemy.

Also, any CCW holder stupid enough to shoot at a shoplifter would have their permit revoked immediately, and maybe jailed, unless their life was endangered. Maybe in Detroit … naw, not even there.

While you quote a lot of negative, often questionable, statistics, you fail to address the problems behind these mass shootings. Many of these shooters were on prescribed (or not) drugs that exacerbated their psychosis.

These attacks take place in gun free zones! Gee, where would they happen, if we got rid of those?

“In California, No Amount of Gun-Control Will Ever be Enough.” This was the heading on my NRA newsletter. It never seemed more true. California will not rest until it has criminalized the legal gun owners. In many subtle ways, it already has.

California will never be able to legislate away violent crime. But it’s not going to stop them from trying.

Ed Glenn

Grass Valley

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