Dear Editor:

It is time for each of us to take a stand and make a difference. It is time to change our culture. Gun violence has been a popular topic far too long. Small children, teens and adults have innocently become victims. We stand by and expect someone else to make decisions ... to stop the violence. But perhaps we are the very ones who need to be called into action.

We are very fortunate to have a Sportsman’s Club in Isanti County. They provide gun training and a safe place to shoot your gun. They support and expect gun safety.

Did you know that three cities in Isanti County also support and expect gun safety? They do this by having specific gun ordinances in place.

Did you know that Isanti County does not have a gun ordinance? What used to be rural is now becoming more populated and not everyone is not aware of what gun safety is. The county needs to act to assure safety.

While there are many positions on how to solve our country’s gun violence, I am asking you to make a change in our local culture. Isanti needs to go on record as a place that supports and expects gun safety.

How can this be achieved? Perhaps by just getting a good night’s sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep in Isanti County would be by having the recreational shooting of guns after dark be by permit only. Yes there are bullets that glow in the dark. Yes, there is shooting after dark. Yes, gun shots add to the stress in an already stressful world.

Contact your local county commissioner and discuss the matter. Mike Warring, 763-444-4261; Greg Anderson, 763-444-4497; Susan Morris, 763-286-1953; Dave Oslund, 612-282-6222; Terry Turnquist, 320-396-4134.

Support - a resolution that Isanti County supports and expects gun safety. Support - an ordinance that requires a permit to recreationally shoot guns after dark. You can make a difference.

Pat Sundberg


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