Del. Onzlee Ware and guns in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: America has hit bottom with gun dependency
The nation’s family is mounting an intervention. Nothing less than a concerted effort born of outrage will produce change.
Dependency on guns is like dependency on alcohol. Problems caused by it are minimized. Rationalizations defending it strengthen even as its damage mounts. Approaches by concerned loved ones are actively resisted. Loved ones then either shrink back, intimidated, or find love’s courage to risk the wrath, to keep holding up truth’s mirror.
As long as denial prevails, nothing changes and the situation worsens. Until a sufficiently painful bottom is hit, the great reversal back toward sanity cannot begin. Every recovering addict understands this.
Citizens, awakened by carnage intolerable and recognizing the power of outrage and numbers, are mounting an intervention. They are risking wrath by holding up a mirror to the insanity. They are insisting that their elected representatives truly represent them and overcome fear of the gun lobby on behalf of common sense and innocents slain. More power to them. May their numbers increase.