Not surprisingly, my letter in support of an assault weapons ban seems to have upset a regular letter writer.
In response, he parrots the tired NRA line that “guns don’t kill, people kill.” What a crock. He talks like an AR-15 is a pencil, coffee pot, or some other utensil that is harmless unless wielded by an insane person. How can any sane person believe that a potential mass killer can do as much damage with a knife or pistol as he could with an assault rifle? Yes, it takes a person to pull the trigger, but if the trigger is attached to an assault rifle, a lot more people are going to die. That is just a fact.