After reading the story “East Cobb resident aims to arm women in county,” in Sunday’s MDJ, I felt I needed to share a different perspective.
While I agree that we should be able to protect ourselves, our families and our homes from criminals with a firearm, I believe that Ms. Finch and, especially, the NRA want to go too far with their philosophy.
There is a picture of Ms. Finch with her gun getting ready to go grocery shopping. Should that be the new normal now? Should all of us have a gun when we are in the grocery store? The article mentions two separate instances where one woman was pick-pocketed and another woman was slapped on her buttocks. Both of these occurrences are certainly disheartening and discouraging, but are they instances where a gun should have been used? Should our society become like the Wild West in the movies, where everyone shoots everyone to resolve their conflict?
The NRA would like to see everyone carrying a gun in all places including bars, schools and churches. There are drunk people in bars, impulsive young people at school and peace-loving people who expect a weapon-free place of worship. So carrying guns in these places is a bad idea, but the NRA wants to change that.
There are recent incidents in the news where certain individuals decided to use their guns in a moment of anger, when there could have been a more peaceful approach.
Let’s use common sense and pray about it.