Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices ePubs Subscribe Archives
Today is October 20, 2014
home news sports feature opinionfyi society obits multimedia

Front Page » May 8, 2007 » Opinion » Letter to the Editor: Consider this
Published 2,722 days ago

Letter to the Editor: Consider this


Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

By JOHN P. HANSEL
Keene, N.H.

Editor:

Having owned guns and been an active hunter for over 60 years I feel qualified to speak on the subject of guns.

Why do I own a gun in the first place? I can think of only three possible reasons.

•To go hunting.

•To use for target practice.

•For self defense.

I can't think of any other reason, can you?

That being the case, why do we gun owners need an assault weapon? Is it just for kicks?

Isn't it time we stepped up and told National Rifle Association to take the lead in calling for a ban on the manufacture of all automatic and assault weapons of every caliber?

During World War II a manufacturer had to have a D.O (Defense Order) to produce anything for use by the armed forces. If we reinstated such a requirement we could eliminate the manufacture or importation of these "toys" except for armed service or police use and put an end to multiple slayings like Virginia Tech and Columbine. The NRA could expand it's membership and win over many anti-gun folks by taking this lethal bull by the horns.

The NRA needs to hear it from us gun owners. Let's call, write, or email them.


Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints


Top of Page


 
Opinion  
May 8, 2007
Recent Opinion
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories



Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Sun Advocate, 2000-2013. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Sun Advocate.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us