June 3, 2010 10:37:00 AM
Kamal Karriem says that Columbus has a "gun problem." That is the typical short-sighted liberal Democrat spin on the problem. What the world has is a parenting problem. If these children had been reared to respect the law, others, etc. they would most likely have NOT tried to rob a store at gunpoint. The further we, as a nation, get away from the teachings of the Bible the more incidents like this we''ll see. As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.
You want to blame somebody who is actually responsible for this? Look in the mirror, Columbus. Have you taught your children how to respect others, or have you taught them something else? And do you just pay lip service to your teachings, or do you teach by example? Peer pressure is a mighty force at 13 and 14 years of age. Teach your children to be a leader and not a follower. Be pro-active every day of your children''s'' lives and maybe you won''t have to go through this with your young ones.
Cameron Triplett Sr., Brooksville