Posted June 21, 2016 8:57 pm by Comments

By Jenn Jacques


After The Detroit News added Christopher Andrew Leinonen’s name to the list of victims in the terrorist attack at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, his father felt compelled to respond.

Mark A. Bando penned a touching letter about his son they called Drew.

In part, the beautiful letter read:

Like his mother, Christopher was very idealistic about the human race, and he did not want to see the evil in the world or even to believe it existed. He used to laugh and joke and tell me I was paranoid, to carry a gun off duty, when I was a Detroit cop. He called me after September 11th, when his world view altered somewhat, after seeing planes fly into the World Trade Center. So he made the giant leap to believing there are evil people in the world, but not far enough to acquaint himself with firearms, or to get a permit to carry. If we’d spent the last 2 decades living in close proximity to each other, I have little doubt I’d have trained him to use a gun. After seeing the Paris massacre last year, I thought, “If only one of the intended victims in that large crowd …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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