Letters to the Editor

Support your police officers

The police need everyone’s support. Not all policemen are good, but they are not all bad. We ask these policemen to keep us safe, but we do nothing about gun control or background checks. How can we, as a nation, ask these men and women to risk their lives to protect us if we don’t do anything to help them?

We ask police to risk their lives to protect us but we as a nation won’t even have background checks. Our police officers are confronted each day by people carrying guns. Most of our citizens are better armed than our police officers. It’s time we as a nation stand up and do the right thing for America. Keep your guns, but we don’t need assault weapons. We see on TV every other week where someone got their hands on assault weapons. We as fathers and mothers see enough of our children die.

Robert Kirkland Jr., O’Fallon