In response to Mr. Velsmid’s vitriolic letter regarding David Hogg’s actions on the day of the shooting at M.S. Douglas High School, I would just like to add a few comments.
Yes, Audie Murphy was a full-blown American hero in WWII. There is no denying that he went above and beyond in defense of freedom.
To imply that David Hogg was a coward because he hid in a classroom during a mass shooting is outrageous. As a parent I would want my child to hide in an attempt to survive.
To me it sounds as if Mr. Velsmid would rather have seen this 17-year-old dead than campaign against guns and the NRA.
Who will defend our freedom? Oh, yes, I almost forgot — it’s all those “good guys with guns” who are going to step up once they get out of their rabbit holes.
Peachtree City, Ga.