Dear Editor:

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil. It’s a lot easier said than done, because we do fear the evil. The evil that lurks in our alleyways, streets and neighborhoods.

This country has had varying degrees of gun control for decades to no avail. Maybe we need to take a long, good look in our mirrors. See what we really are deep down inside. What is normal anymore with all the changes in our country’s laws and regulations.

I have seen a lot in my lifetime so far, from wars to natural disasters. It makes me aware of just how delicate and fragile as human beings we really are.

After all these domestic issues I cannot understand why as an intelligent country, we keep blaming guns for our inabilities to protect ourselves from crime.

It is us the citizen that goes around in fear of the ever-growing crime and corruption in our nation. Maybe we need to do something out of the ordinary, completely out of the box. Like a massive dose of crime control. Why not make the criminals afraid of us, put the fear into them.

Take back our streets, alleys, towns, cities and our nation.

Jody Ray Morris

This story was posted on January 17, 2013.