Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ in Iowa?

Sam Osborne

Sam Osborne

To the Editor,

Certainly the good people of the 17th Iowa House District on the gentile slopes of western Iowa and their neighbors across the state are too wise to be herded like sheep by Rep. Matt Winschitl of Missouri Valley into his planned legislation where he would leave them to stand their ground.

Who but a thoughtless fool would want those that they love to find themselves at the mercy of the law and order of one who goes armed to stand their ground in a public place of their choosing and render from a gun what at any given moment causes them to do what they consider best for themselves and what they choose on the spur of the moment to believe they can do to others?

This inane idea brings to mind the punch line of an old song comedian Phil Harris sang of a cigarette when he found himself in regret of smoking and suffering the agony of lung cancer: “A fire on one end and a fool on the t’other.”

Sam Osborne

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