Better background checks make sense
Before the Confederate Battle Flag was released from the final snap hook on Friday, July 12, all the ills that plagued South Carolina miraculously disappeared. Left wing media outlets proclaimed that it was once again “a great day in South Carolina.”
Much had transpired in the weeks since the senseless murder of nine Christian brothers and sisters at Emanuel AME Church. These God-fearing folks were led into the “valley of the shadow of death” by a sinister young man who was welcomed into their midst with open arms of Christian love.
Yet the director of the FBI announced that the murderer of the Emanuel 9 should not have been allowed a gun permit as the current system failed.
I see a great hypocrisy here as the flag being the root of all evil.
As a native Southerner and a life long gun owner, I would more than welcome measures for expanded background checks for all firearm purchases, along with extended wait periods for such purchases.
How many more Charleston massacres or Chattanooga terrorist shootings, and now a Louisiana theater shooting, are we willing to accept before meaningful measures are taken?
Why is the media, as well as the elected leaders of the state and nation who clambered for the removal of the flag, now stone cold silent on this issue?
Their insincerity, along with their silence, is deafening.
Randolph D. Wilson, Myrtle Beach