Most Americans want sensible gun control

info@islandpacket.comApril 22, 2013 

I'm so happy that the law says I can buy an assault weapon on the Internet with no background check.

Who cares whether the Second Amendment was written when people had muskets. No government will take away my collection of firearms. We have to concentrate on terrorists who want to kill us. After all, in the last 40 years there have been 3,000 deaths due to terrorism. So we have all these new laws about scanning people going into places, and airlines have created new rules to help fight terror. Every place we now go has some sort of checkpoint to help with that.

In the last 30 years, there have been more than 1 million gun-related deaths in this country. My question is: Why are we making things more simple for people to get guns?

When you see me cleaning my assault rifle in my garage while you're walking your kids around the neighborhood, just tell them not to ever knock on my door because I might think they are terrorists, or worse, the government trying to take my weapons.

For the millionth time. No one wants to take away your guns, 86 percent of American people want more background checks and some kind of law to prohibit the sale of assault rifles.

These senators who voted against this are puppets of the National Rifle Association. They are afraid to lose financial support in their next election. People who died in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., are turning over in their graves.

Larry Mianowski

Hilton Head Island

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