President Barack Obama's efforts to curb guns in America may actually have the opposite effect.

Many people who have never owned a gun are now rushing to purchase guns and ammo. My 18-year-old grandson is one of them. He recently bought a handgun and a taser but has no real need or use for either. He wants a concealed weapons permit but is not old enough.

Thanks, Mr. President, for putting fear and guns into the hearts and hands of our citizens and children.

Brent Overson

Taylorsville