Editorial by The (Sunbury) Daily Item: The entire Second Amendment needs to matter

Editorial by The (Sunbury) Daily Item: The entire Second Amendment needs to matter

Armed supporters Regan, right, and Griffin Anderson pose for a photo during a rally for the Second Amendment at the Utah State Capitol on March 27 in Salt Lake City. e woke up last Friday morning to news that eight people were killed in another mass shooting, this one in Indianapolis. Sadly, it’s become just another day in America. It sure feels like we are becoming immune to these events. This latest incident continues a recent string of mass shootings across the nation over the past month. In March, eight people were fatally shot at several locations across Atlanta. Ten died in gunfire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. The Associated Press reports Friday’s incident was at least the third mass shooting this year in Indianapolis alone. That is unacceptable. Except in America it is, because many feel the right to own a gun supersedes others’ right to live. We will be told the nation doesn’t need gun reform, the Second Amendment is gospel and cannot and will not be altered. We will be offered hollow thoughts and prayers. Again. We will be told not to overreact, that we need more good people with guns. We will be told current laws and background checks work. We will be told now is not the time to bring this up. Clearly, the body counts will never change the beliefs of many. We didn’t respond as a nation when 49 people were killed in Orlando and 59 died in Las Vegas. We […]

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