How dare people criticize Richard Badalamente's rush to judgment (In Focus, April 8) as to whether there was enough evidence for George Zimmerman to be arrested and prosecuted for murder, for calling Trayvon Martin's shooting "racial profiling," and for calling it "an indictment of an American gun culture steeped in the mythology of the Wild West."
He didn't state "Zimmerman is guilty." But if one implies another's guilt, that is a much as stating it.
If you base your opinions on what you hear in the liberal media, this will often cause you to reach faulty conclusions. Much of what the media reports as fact is only opinion and belongs on the opinion page.
We don't know if the prosecutor had true evidence to charge Zimmerman with second-degree murder or is simply bowing to public pressure.
What is it about "shall not be infringed" in the Second Amendment that people don't understand? It's continually being infringed on! If you want this amendment removed, amend the Constitution, don't have Congress "infringe" on the amendment.
Those states that have restored some Second Amendment rights haven't experienced a "blood bath," but have seen their crime rate drop dramatically. That's a fact.
JOHN FAULKNER, Richland