To the Editor:

I think it’s fine that some high school kids want to make their views known on gun control.

It’s even okay to believe that you are in the right; what is wrong, is to believe that those who disagree with you are ignorant, or not so nice.

I have worked in agriculture for my entire career, and almost everyone from the Midwest likes to hunt and fish.

Almost all of these folks own guns. What I can tell you is that, if you are ever stranded by the side of a cold dark road with a flat tire, you will be blessed if one of these folks comes by your way. They will stop, they will help you, and they will make sure you get back safely on your way.

What I would suggest for you is to take a look around your school, and seek out the marginalized. Someone is being bullied — reach out to those people and, if you have the courage, confront the bullyers.

Someone is sitting alone in the cafeteria. Sit next to that person, not just today, but for the rest of the school year. And seniors, ask someone you hardly know whether they are planning to attend the post-grad party, and if not see if they want to tag along with you and your friends.

You can help change the world for the better, and I hope you will.

Ray Martin

Marshall Road, March 1