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Letter | Columnist Bailey’s aim askew in finding cause for violence

Issac Bailey, The Sun News   Photo by Steve Jessmore
Issac Bailey, The Sun News Photo by Steve Jessmore

Following the news posts on Bikefest has been interesting to say the least. Personally I don’t care if Bikefest is 52 weeks a year. When I leave my second home in Little River, I head north to Calabash and leave the crime, sprawl and filth of the Grand Strand behind.

As far as I’m concerned, the “Family Beach” slogan only applies if your family name is Addams. But the recent articles from Issac Bailey pointing at the gun culture are too much to ignore.

Mr. Bailey, the culture responsible for the weekend of anarchy and complete breakdown of civil society, the culture you’re attempting to excuse, is not the gun culture. The gun culture abides by the law, you won’t find them tearing Myrtle Beach to pieces.

You will find them hunting on a cool November morning, or at the scout camp earning shooting merit badges, or legally protecting their life and property. Your argument makes as much sense as me blaming the car culture for the carnage caused by drunk drivers.

One final question Mr. Bailey before I go, do you see the irony in you of all people, and South Carolina of all places, supporting “Separate But Equal” bike weeks?

The writer lives in Little River.