Images, not guns are desensitizing us

Is “gun control” the right direction to go? What would it accomplish? Keeping guns out of the hands of criminals (or potential criminals)? Take away/limit the rights of honest citizens?

Not to diminish the severity of losses experienced throughout our country, but consider; might not some of the deaths been averted if someone (with training) with the “right to carry” had been on the scene?

Concentrate on the violence itself. Look at the violence presented daily through movies, TV, videos and ads. Why do we allow such things that promote violence and desensitize our sense of right and wrong?

Our moral climate: It truly is “hot and heavy.” So much of what is shown would have once been considered pornographic. We seem to be glorifying the dark side of the supernatural while trying to remove the True Light. We have lowered our standards to our own harm.

Instead of taking away “rights,” we should be stressing “responsibilities.” Let the film/video makers know they have pushed the envelope too far. Quit attending/buying such degrading materials. Let the advertisers of questionable materials on TV know of your objection. Let’s promote dressing modestly, encouraging respect. Let’s get away from “situational ethics” and raise our standards again – let it be known there is “right and wrong.”

Instead of reducing/ridiculing the Bible and ridding our country of prayer and all Judeo-Christian values, let’s put them back in their rightful places and see the improvement over gun control.  — BeBe Smith, Big Lake

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