The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 17, 2012

If not now?

Daily Item

---- — Sen. Gene Yaw and his fellow think-alikes are probably right. Meaningful and effective gun control legislation would likely not have prevented Friday's tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

But heaven knows it would have been a step in the right direction!

A journey of 1,000 leagues begins with a single step. For far too many decades, the welfare and well-being of common citizens, little children included, have been subordinated to the whims of some of their elders.

Enough! It will take decades to reverse the damage done to the domestic peace and tranquility by the continuing lack of meaningful and effective gun control, but now is the time to begin.

People, call or write your legislators. Make your voices heard! If not now, when?

John Cooper,