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MASKS: Responsibility rules

| July 28, 2020 1:00 AM

You have a driver’s license. Why? So the state knows you have adequate training in the operation of a potentially lethal weapon on our public streets. With your right to drive comes the responsibility to do it safely within the laws. Why? To protect ME.

In Idaho, we have the right to carry firearms. We do not have the right to randomly spray bullets around endangering the public. If someone did discharge a firearm randomly and hit and killed someone, could they argue against the crime saying “I wasn’t shooting at anyone?” No. They were careless and someone got shot. RESPONSIBLE gun owners would not do that.

Cough, cough. Hmmm. Did I just randomly spray a potentially deadly germ around? Are YOU going to die because I did not have a covering over MY face? Or maybe your child or your parent. Or your neighbor or their kids or parents… Because I was acting irresponsibly, someone’s loved one gets sick or dies? Not on MY watch. I’ll do the right thing and put on the mask and stay 6 feet away.

Oh yea, and to protect me, I’ll wash my hands!

Sounds so simple. With rights come responsibilities.

Do the RIGHT thing.

JIM TURNER

Coeur d’Alene