Paul Adinolfi: We can live with gun control

Paul Adinolfi: We can live with gun control

Editorial Page Editor Jacqueline Smith’s recent column “Sandy Hook 5K runs its course” (June 10) gave us a brief history of the event, and unfortunately, informed us their last one will be this July. The Sandy Hook event has brought attention to a day, over five years ago, that no word or words can ever truly describe. It’s plausible that Connecticut, with strong gun laws, is discontinuing the event because it is now one of the best safest states to send a child to school — but this only makes Connecticut one of the best of the worst. We still have a long way to go in America to reduce gun violence and to prevent thousands of unnecessary gun deaths and injuries. One of the worst states is Florida. I spend my winters there. This February, for the first time, I went to the town of Parkland to attend a birthday party for my sister — her son had taught at the Parkland high school, and knew of a good Italian restaurant there. Parkland is a quiet little town — very much like Sandy Hook. A week later, the Parkland high school shooting occurred. It began a deja vu experience for me, not only because I was a resident of Sandy Hook, but also because after Sandy Hook, NRA leader Wayne La Pierre stated the lame idea that teachers should be armed to prevent school massacres. His remarks upset me enough for me to write my first Letter to […]

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