Gun them down!
Thursday, August 22, 2019
No, Dr. Soderstrom, “sociopathic nihilists” (Public Forum Aug. 18) are not the “real problem.” “Sociopathic nihilists” armed with high-capacity, rapid firing, military-style assault rifles — rifles designed for no other purpose than people-hunting — are the “real problem.”
These are the weapons that allowed a “sociopathic nihilist” in Dayton to kill nine people in 30 seconds and another shooter in El Paso to kill 22 people — just two of over 250 mass shootings in this country to date in 2019 alone.
Their possession apparently provides some sense of security for paranoid minds. But they scare the bejesus out of sane folks — people who refuse to have their minds hijacked by the NRA, a once proud defender of guns for hunting and sport that is now nothing more than a scandal-ridden shill for the arms industry.
Of course, despite the obviously compelling need for an assault weapons ban, Dr. Soderstrom need have no worries about such action while the Donald is in the White House. Last time Trump was in Greenville, his unhinged audience shouted “Send Her Back!” Next time he is here, the chant will probably be, “Gun them Down!”
Tinsley E. Yarbrough