We’re all as vulnerable as children
Like many, I am numb with grief and horror over the events in Newtown, Conn. Today, however, in the cacophony of news stories on this event, I heard a comment on the radio that has compelled me to write this letter. A former ATF deputy was being interviewed and stated that, while he would never own an AR-15, he does own guns. He was quick to point out, however, that he keeps them under lock-and-key.
Our dear, elderly neighbor, Jack Adams, owned guns and also kept them under lock-and-key. Approximately 20 years ago, two teenage thugs muscled into his home, tied him up and tortured him until he gave them the combination. When they had his guns, they pistol whipped Jack to death, then shot Jack’s friend in the head before fleeing with the weapons.
It does not matter if you’re pro or against guns, everyone must understand that there is no “safe” place for guns, and that we are all as vulnerable as those little children.