Bullying Kittery Trading Post is not the answer

Dear Representatives Blume, Hymanson and Rykerson and Seacoastonline writer Hadley Barndollar: Like most Americans, I am saddened beyond words by the increase of violence in our schools. Our children are in crisis and the solutions aren’t clear or easy. And we could (and should) probably spend the next year discussing the causes and the potential solutions. And I would welcome an opportunity to sit down with each of you and have this discussion. However, bullying a local business isn’t a solution. And misleading the public with erroneous facts is, honestly, disgusting. This isn’t about hunting or Maine’s “sporting tradition”. This is about rights. Rights to which we are entitled. Rights that were recognized and protected (not granted) by men who were infinitely wise. Instead of honoring this and having an intelligent debate about causes and solutions, you choose to exploit tragedy in order to rush to an agenda you’ve probably always had. You use the “hunting” argument because you’re hopeful most people haven’t read or understand the bill of rights. Our founders were smart. They knew the second amendment was important for so many reasons. It protects the citizens of this nation and most importantly, it protects the other amendments. It’s the glue that holds it all together. It has (had) nothing to do with hunting. And please, stop with the misleading mass shooting statistics. Have you looked up the list of the “154 mass shootings” you like to quote? Here’s the link: http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/mass-shooting As you will quickly see, […]

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