The Virginia Senate and guns in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: Gun control flexibility is the right course
I have many friends in the National Rifle Association and do not wish to offend them, but to be flexible on the issue of automatic weapons and clips of more than 10 rounds is not only reasonable, but the right thing to do.
I was a member of the NRA before it went from a hunting organization to more of a firearms, gun show, gun trade and political organization. I have talked to friends in the NRA, but I do not buy the argument that what our president is asking is “only a foot in the door” thing.
Automatic weapons are not just a collector problem. Why protect a small percentage of collectors at the expense of mass killing, drug traffickers and millions spent to protect our children and our very social structure?
It is high time we stop playing politics with this. It is too important to us all. I do not want to give up my guns due to a no-compromise attitude and a pledge signed by well-meaning, but certainly shortsighted, decent folks who represent the citizens. I would rather be reasonable about this proposal than let it escalate into an all-or-nothing war where nobody wins.