National debt, air fares, guns and more in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: What do we choose to protect?
When I lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, I took up the sport of bird hunting. I used a 12-gauge shotgun with a full choke. The magazine was capable of holding six shells, and with one in the chamber, it was a seven-shot repeater.
However, the Federal Migratory Bird Regulations limit the capacity of any repeating shotgun to three shells. Therefore, I was required to use a wooden plug that would permit only two shells to be inserted in the magazine. This limited the total capacity to three shots.
This raises a question: Do ducks have more political clout than schoolchildren?