- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 23, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Gun violence in America causes much pain and suffering (“Obama’s gun lies,” Web, Editorial, Monday). The recent increase in gun sales is a harbinger of increased violence. Gun makers, gun dealers and the National Rifle Association care more about making money and gaining political power than they do about curtailing deadly violence. They hide behind an outdated Second Amendment that needs to be amended.

Are we really safer as individuals and as a nation when our people are armed to the teeth? Why is it so easy to attain a firearm? I feel for the brave police officers all over the country who have to answer the many domestic violence calls not knowing if they are going to be ambushed by a disturbed person hiding behind a door and armed with a gun.

As long as we Americans love guns, money and political power more than we love God and our neighbors, we will continue to be saddled with our sorrowful plight. In whom do we trust: God or guns?

PAUL L. WHITELEY

Louisville, Ky.

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