More violent times |

More violent times

Thanks for printing Mr. Steuber’s comments about the need for guns in the home. He speaks of a much simpler, gentler time by most accounts. Yet he and his mother were only able to save their health and/or lives because of their quick access to defensive firearms.

Now we have a far more unpredictably violent culture; gang-bangers, sex deviants, and meth labs. Do we need less ability to protect ourselves these days? Is there a sheriff on station within three minutes of YOUR home waiting to respond to your distress call? Is your family made up of such demented individuals that you prefer to trust a home invader more than one of your own?

Gun control devotees tell us that the risk of an accident is too great to allow guns in homes. Yet, statistically, more small children drown in mop buckets than die from gun accidents. Should we ban mop buckets?

All life actions/decisions have an inherent risk/benefit ratio. For best results it is wise to check the facts and calculate real risks in advance.

D.B. Cameron

Nevada City

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