I found Sandra Ray's letter in the Dec. 6 Bradenton Herald rather interesting since she mentioned the Einstein quote regarding insanity.
We have no problem with gun control; the problem lies with insanity control. Guns, knives, hammers, etc. kill no one without someone operating the device who isn't "all there." You can't "take action for non violence," as she said, and protect the citizens.
I am a life member of the NRA, and much to the chagrin of the Wounded Warriors, Salvation Army and Boys Town, more of my philantropic donations go to fight the war against the NRA now instead of the aforementioned.
Murders in places with the strictest gun laws far exceed areas with the least gun control. Check the statistics and start with France, California and Chicago.
Had I been in attendance at the party in San Bernardino, I might be dead but I'd have gotten a few shots off; that, Ms. Ray, is "true courage."
No, Ms. Ray, I am not brave enough nor do I have the courage to stand, unarmed, and face a radical with a firearm.
I define insanity as disarming the citizens while we have Islamic terrorists rampaging and the president blathering about climate change.
I left one of my rifles loaded by my front door last night, and when I checked on it this morning it was in the same location and hadn't been fired.
Thinking it might have snuck out, shot someone, then cleaned itself, I checked the police blotter, local news and the Herald and found no one had been shot. What a relief. I am always armed but never dangerous or politically correct.
The one common denominator in most highway deaths is alcohol. Should we return to prohibition?
Cpt. Frank Eldridge (Ret.)