The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Opinion

August 22, 2013

Your View: Epidemic

LAMAR, Mo. — The very excellent article “Taking aim” (Globe, Aug. 18) on the gun bill in the Missouri Legislature was complemented the same day by an article in the Kansas City Star on gun violence in that city.

And now we learn of an Australian boy shot in the back as he was jogging by three teenagers who just wanted to see someone die.

In light of the ongoing gun violence in this nation, it is completely unfathomable that some state legislators in this area are vowing to override Gov. Nixon’s veto of their gun bill and always screeching about the fear of losing their Second Amendment rights.

Unfortunately, we have such people right here in the Lamar area. I suppose these guys go to church every Sunday.

Reasonable citizens can only hope and pray that some day there will be a majority that will say enough is enough and bring this gun violence epidemic under control.

Bob Noel

Lamar

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