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In response to the letter, “Legislators, get off the firearms ‘ban’ wagon,” that appeared in the Feb. 13 issue, I would like to offer the following comments.

Some of the things the letter writer said about automobiles are true, but he leaves out some important facts to what I believe is a foolish comparison. You have to be 16 to get a driver’s license. You have to take and pass a test to qualify to drive. The automobile has to be registered. Then, after obtaining a license, there are hundreds of regulations and laws you have to abide by, and rightfully so.

I do own a couple of guns, but I’m not foolish enough to think that if someone wanted to harm me or my family, they could not do so. The writer said there is no such weapon as an official assault rifle. That may be true, but the public, in general, has a good idea of what that term refers to.

The letter further states that if you don’t agree with his argument, then you must have another motive for wanting more gun control than just protecting our children. I don’t know what that is referring to, but a life is a life regardless of age.

As I stated, I do own guns, and I do believe there should be strong regulations controlling the use and type of weapons and of the people using them. The more comments I hear and read from anti-gun control advocates, the more I think we do need stronger gun control laws.

When the Second Amendment was written, I’m sure our forefathers had no idea of the weapons that would exist in today’s world.



C.E. Bradbury Sr., Mechanicsville