To the Editor:

It was just a few hours after the tragic shooting of the journalist and cameraman in Virginia before the Democratic progressive liberal governor of that state blamed gun violence for the crime. That was followed shortly afterwards by the Democratic progressive liberal former secretary of state and the current president’s press secretary with the same comments. Their mission is to blame the possession of guns for the crime instead of the mentally unstable humans. These are the same humans who have killed each other with stones and wood since the days of the cave people.

It is not the guns, it’s the knives; knife violence. These are the same knives that have beheaded people in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.  The very same knives that have threaten people all over the world with beheadings—including here in the United States.  It is not the crazed murderous Islamic terrorists. We have to get those knives out of their hands and do background checks on them. That will solve the problem. No, it is humans who kill people with sticks, stones, vehicles, poison, arrows, spears, bats and shovels. Democratic progressive liberals must think the people of the United States are stupid.

Could it be a civilization entertained by violence from childhood by murderous graphic game violence, or the daily shoot ‘em up cop shows or demolition movies with carnage beyond belief? A society entertained by violence but then demoralized by real life tragedies.  Such hypocrisy!  Yeah, it is the guns. It’s the knives.

John P. Rizzo
Keizer