The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Priorities are reversed


September 19, 2019

To The Eagle:

I have written in this column several times about the danger, albeit the epidemic, that America is under going due to mass killings and other atrocities that involve guns.

Yet we have one death from vaping, and our president is now suggesting that it's a big problem and that outlawing flavored vaping is the solution. Why wouldn't we start the important job of managing our gun laws, even before working to eliminate something that only recently claimed its first victims. America's priorities seem upside down.

Eric Skemp



Reader Comments(1)

JohnnyMac writes:

Again, apples to oranges. How many vapes have protected citizens?Americans use guns in self-defense on far more occasions than criminals use them to commit crimes, yet those defensive gun uses rarely receive the amount of attention given to criminal gun uses. 200k women use a gun to defend against assault every year. 3/5 felons say they won't mess with an armed person. It is not the gun's fault. If you take guns away from law abiding citizens then only the criminals will have guns.


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