The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

March 15, 2013

Your View: Before it’s too late

By Carl W. Biggers
Special to The Globe

JOPLIN, Mo. — Our government doesn’t want us shooting people but doesn’t seem to care how many babies are murdered in the womb.

Someone needs to take to task politicians that talk out of both sides of their mouths. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., stated that she wanted only to stop the sale of military style assault rifles. She said she only wanted large capacity clips banned. In the Jan. 25, 2013, Joplin Globe, it was reported that her ban would include rifles, handguns with one of any military style features — detachable stock, grenade launchers — as well as 157 specific firearms.

I agree we don’t need slide fire stocks on rifles that can shoot 100 rounds in 7 seconds. We don’t need large capacity magazines. We don’t need threaded barrels for silencers, and we don’t need silencers.

We do need to keep our Second Amendment rights to carry our handguns for home, family and self-protection. We should be able to keep our chance to help stop crimes in progress.

I think the government wants all guns out of law-abiding citizens hands so when they become dictators, they won’t have to face an uprising.

I am a born-again Christian and pray that God will convince the hearts of our government to pay attention to him before it is too late.

Carl W. Biggers

Joplin