-- ALBERT M. LEMBECK, Kennewick
Since the Columbine tragedy we have taught our children to huddle in a corner. Now is the time to teach our children, young and old, to fight back. Visualize an organized onslaught of golf balls being whipped at the body of a potential assailant.
The terrorists who attack us know that for the last decade we have trained our children to hide and hope for the best. This defensive tactic is employed at colleges and offices across the country. It is not acceptable to hope the assailant bypasses us for another target.
Outlawing a specific style of weapon will not stop that kind of weapon from existing and it will not stop this kind of person from doing the things that we cannot understand.
However, we can start to change our mind set from hiding, to fighting for our children's lives and our own.
You cannot and will not stop these animals from preying on society until the only targets they have will give them the fight they do not want.
Until we decide to fight back, we will be victims.
My wife is a teacher. I know she and her colleagues would sacrifice their lives to protect your children.