The Republican nomination fight for the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, reflections on Secretariat and the Boston bombings in Tuesday’s letters to the editor.
For real safety, machine guns
In her April 29 letter (“There’d be a fight for gun rights”), Jane Harmon said she resented NRA members being called “lackeys.” No one called the NRA lackeys: David A. De Wolf had written that senators doing the NRA’s bidding were lackeys.
Patriotically, A.D. Smith also wrote thanking God those same senators defended our constitutional rights (“The Constitution’s protections worked,” April 29 letter).
Right-thinking Americans know that since the National Firearms Act of 1934, socialists and stooges of the U.N. have chipped away our Second Amendment rights to the point where only 300 million privately owned firearms are in this country. Gun violence is practically nonexistent only because so many lawful people own guns.
It’s time the NRA stood up for America. Stop advocating assault weapons: They’re already legal. It should fight for the right of anyone with cash to purchase a Thompson machine gun. No ID required. The Constitution never mentions the right to keep and bear candy bars. However, unlike guns, anyone can buy candy without ID or background check. Something is wrong here.
If gun-grabbers whine about public safety, point out that well- armed citizens would take out any lunatic armed with a Thompson before, at most, 40 casualties occurred.