The two letters regarding guns published in the March 8, 2018 Clermont Sun should not be considered as plans of action, but as springboards for further discussion, detached from emotions. As a former law enforcement and former military police officer, I have always concluded that our legislators should change laws based on facts, logic and research.
However, the conversation is not complete without inviting to the discussion, the 3000 unborn children killed in this country each day. Pope St. John Paul II once said, “Above all, the common out cry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights-for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture- is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination.” *
Why is the right to life not part of the conversation? It should, but it is not allowed, as evidenced by the suspension of Rocklin High School teacher Julianne Benzel, for questioning the double standard.
Michael E. Voto