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Reader Opinion: Gun control

Since the dawn of creation there has been both good and evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence.

The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain's heart.

Every parent, every teacher, every student, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert need to hear this and apply it.

We cannot continue to allow our schools to draw us away from God, we must eliminate the progressive socialistic union control of our schools. They have led us away from the very intent of our founding fathers.

Following all of the shooting tragedies, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA, I don't believe that they are responsible for the murders. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed that I would be their strongest opponent.

I believe that Columbine and other sites were not just a tragedy—it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves.

Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence.

Daryl Bahma

Brainerd