Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 15, 2014

Letters to the Editor: 05/15/2014

Leave guns at home

Like most Traverse City Area Public Schools parents, I received an email from Superintendent Steve Cousins regarding the carrying of firearms on school property. It seems there have been inquiries.

Michigan law allows people with concealed carry permits to open carry guns on school property. While acknowledging this, Mr. Cousins asked gun owners to consider the anxiety they could cause to students if they chose to exercise this right, and that a school could go into lockdown if someone entered the property carrying a firearm.

He was very diplomatic about this. I don’t have to be. If you are such an ignorant person that you think your right to carry your gun trumps my children’s right to be educated in a safe, gun-free environment, you are exactly the kind of person who should not be carrying a gun.

You can shout all you want about how you know your “rights,” but you clearly have no idea about your responsibilities — to society, to children and to your fellow human beings. People like you are Exhibit A refuting the whole “an armed society is a polite society” nonsense.

Leave your guns at home and out of my kids’ lives.

Daniel Myers

Traverse City

Text Only

Opinion Poll
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue