Sound Off, Dec. 31, 2012Published 10:36pm Monday, December 31, 2012
What a sad story about the 12-year-old boy who died while on a hunting trip. It really made me mad to hear people say, “Well, he died doing what he loved.” Well, if he didn’t have a gun at 12 years old in the woods, he wouldn’t have died. I just don’t believe anyone under the age of 16 should have access to a hunting rifle, hunting shotgun, even be allowed hunting. There are so many sad tales of young people being killed, even younger than 12. And I’m not even counting the Sandy Hook tragedy. The parents need to be held responsible, some kind of child endangerment needs to be leveled against them. They need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent because it’s their fault their child is dead.
It amazes me that people are so caught up in altars, stain glass and tradition that not a word about bringing more people to Christ was the focus. God has called us to go out and be the hands and feet of Jesus, not to be stagnant on Sundays in the building that you hold dear. I can only imagine what our community would be like if more of us would go beyond those walls and be the church He has called us to be.
In addition to not shopping in Washington, do not vote for any candidates from the Washington area for any elected office until such time as all county areas are represented on the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners. Let’s play hardball.