I, too, am saddened by the recent shootings in Myrtle Beach. But I keep reading comments about blaming everyone from the mayor, City Council, city manager, the police, risqué T-shirts and the chamber of commerce for not keeping us safe.
How do you keep residents and visitors completely safe? I don't think we can, or at least be as safe as we were in the ‘50’s, ‘60’s and through the ‘90’s. There's one big difference today: guns.
We have an environment that it is acceptable for everyone to have and carry a gun! It wasn’t always that way. Kids came to the beach, got drunk and had fights, but didn't have guns in their pockets. Recently, a gun fell out of a man's pocket at the Cracker Barrel, discharged and a bullet lodged in the wall, causing hysteria among the diners. Just imagine how close that came to injuring or killing someone.
I have complete confidence in city officials. I'd just like to read some positive support and solutions instead of all the finger pointing.
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Sally P. Howard, Myrtle Beach