C.H. Wellons: Home of afraid

May 7, 2013 

Home of the afraid

Regarding the May 7 article “House OKs wider gun freedoms”: Who are these people Republican House Majority Leader Edgar Starnes referred to when he made the remark, “We live in a time when people feel like they need a gun for their own protection”?

I was born in North Carolina in 1947, reside in Raleigh, and I have always thought of America as “the land of the free, home of the brave.” When a leader in the Republican Party tells me to live in fear of my fellow Americans, and that I now require a gun to protect myself, is he attempting to say America has become the land of the free and the home of the afraid?

C.H. Wellons, Raleigh

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