Letters to the Editor

Monday letters: Reduce gun laws to fight gun crimes

Hand guns line a display case at a Columbia gun store.
Hand guns line a display case at a Columbia gun store.

We know gun-free zones do not work; the killings at Emanuel A.M.E. and Sandy Hook prove that. We know disarming the people will not work; other nations have done that, and it has failed. Just ask the relatives of the 129 people shot in Paris. We know that when seconds count, law enforcement is minutes away, and in 10 to 15 minutes a murderer can do a lot of damage.

South Carolina needs to allow anyone who can legally own a firearm to carry a firearm.

The only way this will happen is if we contact our legislators and tell them that we support constitutional carry. I believe that self-defense is an inalienable right given to all by God and that no government has the right to limit anyone’s access to the most proficient ways of self defense.

No government should limit an individual’s access to guns or any other defensive weapon by legislation, taxes or licenses.

All we are asking is for our state to make it easier for us to defend ourselves, families and friends.

Scott M. Parks