To the editor:
I heard Wayne LaPierre remark at the NRA convention that the only way to stop a bad man with a gun is with a good guy with a gun. How about making an effort to prevent bad men from acquiring firearms in the first place! I’m not naïve and I realize bad guys will probably acquire a weapon if they really want one, but why make it easy for them? I’m a gun owner and I even approve of having a concealed weapon if you are a law abiding citizen. But I don’t have a problem with expanded background check. If it would save just one life, it is worth the effort.
Mr. LaPierre confirms my belief that the NRA is nothing but a flunky for gun manufacturers. They don’t want any restrictions at all. The NRA continually brainwashes its members by perpetuating misinformation and keeping its members paranoid in believing that any kind of restriction is a step toward banning weapons. The NRA continually mentions the wishes of our Founding Fathers. Do you really think they had any concept of the firepower of future weapons? Their concept of a gun was a flintlock musket, which took ample time to fire and reload with new powder, assuming it was dry
I believe every law-abiding citizen has the right to own a weapon and protect his family. But there has got to be a better solution to this problem. Arming everyone and letting the good guys and bad shoot it out is just illogical to me!