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Katrina Gulliver, a Time magazine contributor, wrote an article in February  stating that “On May 18, 1927, a man named Andrew Kehoe blew up the school in Bath Township, Mich. Most of the 44 killed were children. It remains the deadliest attack on a school in U.S. history. It is also regularly left out of accounts of terrorism in America. ... Today, Kehoe does fit into a defined role for a dangerous individual — we might see him as part of a continuum of angry white men, including the Unabomber and Timothy McVeigh — but in the 1920s, that was not a commonly known archetype."

Therefore, the issue of gun control or the NRA is a narrow focus on a larger problem, which is the determination of a disturbed frustrated person or persons who will find any means necessary to cause harm to fellow human beings or property.

Those who are targeting the NRA as the problem of violence in America are wasting their ammunition in the wrong place and their effort to attack one form of weaponry is an affront to the victims killed by other forms of weapons and it says that this one method of killing is more important than knives, bombs and, in the case of Timothy McVeigh, a truck full of fertilizer.

It is interesting that the group who is calling for gun control did not move on this initiative when they had an eight-year majority to do so. If an eight-year occupant of the White House could single-handedly mandate or more specifically manipulate sweeping healthcare action, surely gun control could have, as well, been accomplished.

But let’s be honest -- gun control is not the concern of those who oppose gun violence, instead they are taking advantage of a tragedy and the anguish of people in their hour of extreme grief.

So let me said it loud: The NRA is not the problem. The problem is the lack of recognition of individuals who have clues as to their level of frustrations. The young man who attacked the Broward County school gave clues that were missed, overlooked or excused.

So to those who promoted the school walkouts on March 14 and promote the use of students who love those rap songs with vulgar language, denigration of women, and who spend hours playing violent video games like "Grand Theft Auto," the NRA is not the problem.

The problem is people who misuse various kinds of inanimate weapons to harm mankind.

So I give you the same advice given to LeBron James, “Shut up.” Instead of dribbling, sit down get an education so you can get a job.

Morris A. Curry, Jr.