Just the other day on The Daily Star’s opinion page, a writer summarized quite nicely how guns have been demonized by those with the “gun control mentality.” He likened guns to fire and how an argument can be made that fire hurts and kills, and if one is only exposed to the negative side of fire, as we are constantly exposed to guns’ negative side, one would be completely unaware of fire’s tremendous benefits.
As he further states, “Doing exactly this with firearms seems to be gun control’s main strategy in making people averse to the idea of an average citizen possessing guns. There’s no better way to manipulate and subdue a populace than through fear.”
CHUCK PINKEY is a retired area businessman. He can be reached at email@example.com. The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board, but the author thinks they ought to.