Militias, Gun Control, and Oklahoma City

With the bombing in Oklahoma City, the US government is getting tough on terrorism. But the real problem is that the US mishandles these situations in the first place.

Within our society, militias are upset at decisions made by the US government. At the Waco compound, people were killed by the government simply because they owned firearms. They had harmed no one and owning firearms is a constitutional right.

The government should have made a better attempt to resolve the problems in Waco peacefully.

If our leaders had higher character, they might not commit the crimes in the first place, and the ''terrorism'' problem would completely go away.

Stephen Franklin White Lynnwood, Wash.

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