Well, it seems the S.C. Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to allow gun owners to carry unconcealed guns with no training and no permit.
How wonderful for the gun owners, but how about the rest of the population that would like to live in peace without fear of being shot? It seems the right of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness only applies to the gun owners.
Does any one else see a problem with that? Yes, as recent articles state, several law enforcement officers have quite a few doubts, but God forbid we should listen to a professional.
Another question enters my mind: Should people passing these laws be disqualified if they belong to the NRA or own stock in a gun factory? I think an investigative reporter should look into that for those of us that do not have the means to do so.
Chris Kuper of the National Association for Gun Rights said that people should not be required to have training to carry a gun. He compared it to taking speech classes and said that he took speech classes, “but I don’t say that everybody that wants to talk should have to take speech classes” and yet has any one ever been killed from bad speech? Some things are just too ridiculous for words.
We have to pass a driving test to drive several ton pieces of metal around that have been known to kill on impact. Why should the same not apply to a gun that also can kill on impact? And why on earth would anyone who wants to have a gun not want to know how to use it safely?
Lawmakers, please use some common sense. Those of us that have some will not give up.
The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.