Letter to the editor: Sensible gun laws

To the editor:

I am a gun owner, and I have no problem with any responsible adult’s right to protection. After all, that is the original intent of the Founding Fathers’ Second Amendment. However, the Founding Fathers could not have foreseen the destructive firepower of assault weapons. Whether we like it or not, they are here to stay. The logical thing to do is to regulate with more detailed and stronger background checks to prevent those with mental disorders or violent agendas from acquiring them.

I really doubt anything will be accomplished as long as the NRA keeps padding the pockets of politicians. The last survey I read said 70 percent of NRA members were in favor of stronger background checks. However the hierarchy refuses to budge, maybe because the gun manufacturers are the true puppet masters.

The NRA perpetuates misinformation to their members and the corrupt cycle continues. NRA people always respond to mass killing with the response that if more people had guns it would not have occurred; however, I understand some of the people killed in Las Vegas were armed, but it did them no good at all. A deranged person intent on murdering large groups will still kill dozens even if everyone involved is armed. We need and deserve sensible, logical gun laws. It won’t stop all killing, but if it saves just one life, isn’t it worth the effort?