Violence, assault weapons and the National Rifle Association in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: Responsible owner against gun control
I find it terribly ironic that in the Dec. 30 edition of The Roanoke Times, you publish an article on Chicago’s jaw-dropping murder statistics (“Gang violence skyrockets in Chicago in 2012″), then on the same day in your editorial (“The right limits on gun rights”) you somehow manage to speak for us gun owners and say we understand the need for more responsible controls.
Chicago has a near-total ban on firearms; look how well that has worked (just read your own article).
No, we responsible gun owners are rightly wary of any and all restrictions being placed on us for the unproven reassurance of public safety, as Chicago has amply demonstrated.
None of my guns has killed anyone in Chicago, Connecticut — or anyplace on Earth, for that matter. So why should I be restricted in my ownership of them in any way, shape or form?