Uranium, gun violence and prayer in today’s letters to the editor.
Pick of the day: Australia acted after massacre
I am a veteran, 28 years. One of my tours was with the Australians. I found that their lifestyle was identical to mine and my family’s.
They had a problem only with our gun worship; this was shortly after Australia had a massacre of 35 people in 1996. The madman used an assault rifle to kill. Yes, he was “mentally disturbed”; mentally disturbed people have always been with us, but not assault weapons.
Shortly after this event, Australia passed a strict gun control law concerning assault weapons. The law states that only law enforcement agencies and the military may possess them; individuals may own inoperable weapons that are registered. Australia introduced a buy-back program; individuals were compensated for each weapon they turned in. If an Australian wants to use one of these weapons of war, it must be as a club.
My uncle, a deer hunter, has heads and skins displayed. I guess it’s remarkable that they are not riddled with holes. Then again, he states that if he doesn’t get a deer with one shot, forget it, because the deer is long gone.
Assault weapons are made for killing many people. You don’t aim; you just point.