Your daily Letter to the Editor — Jan. 6, 2013
I must admit I know very little of the technical details about the shooting in Newtown, simply because when I read or hear about it, I usually start crying and my heart aches. I am the mother of a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old.
I do know, however, that the ability to amass large caches of weapons and ammunition in our country is crazy.
I do not understand why, in any situation except the military and law enforcement, a citizen needs body armor.
I went to the store the other day to buy pseudoephedrine and had to present identification and sign a registry to purchase an over-the-counter drug so the government would know I am not amassing large quantities to make meth.
I can go into a store and buy bullets with less hassle.
I grumble about the drug-buying hassle but do it, and it only seems logical that a person purchasing items designed to kill should do even more.
The argument that gun laws infringe on citizens’ rights is illogical. The death of 26 innocent people infringed on their and their families’ rights.
Our nation’s children are not safe. Is there any other discussion?