Gun laws should not penalize the law-abiding

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Thank you Mr. Pitts and Mr. Teals for sharing your perspectives on the new gun law. I agree on some parts of your thoughts concerning enforcing the law. We have lacked enforcement on citizenship laws and caused some serious problems for those who have lived here for a long period. We can attempt to enforce all the laws but we must realize the lawless people do not obey the laws, in spite of the consequences. In effect we may be able say the laws are written only for those who obey them. These people do not need more laws but do need support from other law-abiding citizens.

There are currently laws in the books concerning rape, incest and sodomy and many victims are beginning to reveal these atrocities. I do hope the victims of these crimes are being honest and receive the justice they deserve. I praise them for the courage to overcome their fears and speak on their own behalf.

As for this new gun law to be enacted, I applaud our law enforcement for their stand against this law. The long-term effect of this law eats away at freedoms of those law-abiding citizens and will only allow the lawless ones to gain power over all the citizenry. Should we put our trust in our government to write laws to protect us? Our government has given laws that allows us to kill the unborn, to commit sodomy through same-sex marriage and seeks to allow men access to our daughters’ bathroom.

God gave a list of laws which every one of us has broken. He also gave us a way of escape from the punishment of death. He made available the gift of faith which is the only vehicle of salvation. If we can humble ourselves and accept this gift and repent and seek the Holy Spirit and allow Him to cleanse our hearts. Then we can live our life in agreement with His Law. We can know what His will for our life is meant to be.

Alvin R. Burgess

Moses Lake

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