Mike Cobb: New path needed

December 22, 2012 

Old path should be changed

Much talk about gun control has once again surfaced after the most recent tragedy, as well it should. I am a member of the NRA but have never opposed a ban on assault-style weapons or extended capacity magazines. I think they belong in the hands of the military or law enforcement, and I don’t think it would lead to a “slippery slope” on gun control.

However, this is about more than just gun control. It’s also about mental health, a violent culture in the media and mainly our country’s moral compass that has gone awry.

Like the president keeps proposing to solve the fiscal cliff problem, we need a “balanced proposal.” Legislation could probably help with the control issue and maybe with the mental health issues, but the violent video games and our moral compass could be much tougher to correct.

When we have groups like the ACLU and atheists making sure that we keep God out of our schools and government, I think we have taken the wrong path.

What happened? One of the officials in Connecticut when interviewed said evil had visited their town that day. Evil can visit that school. God can’t. It’s against the law.

Mike Cobb, Wake Forest

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