Letter - Why suspend our right to firearms?I hear you have created quite a response with your gun control position. I would like to add one more voice.
[In response to Dennis Dalman’s column on February 8]
To the editor:
I hear you have created quite a response with your gun control position. I would like to add one more voice.
I am a working, tax paying citizen that is respected by my fellow workers, church people and parents of my sons’ school friends. My sons love hunting and recreational shooting of all types.
I have not yet heard one anti-gun person that will explain with simple common-sense logic why my Second Amendment rights should be taken away. If a drunk driver takes the life of another human being, do we punish the car and everyone else who owns a car? No, of course not. It was not the car’s fault! So, why the double standard?
Please explain to me in simple terms why you want to punish my family for a crime we did not commit and suspend our Second Amendment rights to the firearm of our choice.
My simple understanding of criminals is that they no intention of following any laws when they choose to murder someone. It makes no difference if it goes against one law or 1,001 laws. So how can adding one more piece of legislation have any effect on criminals’ behavior at all? It would only hurt those who choose to follow all the laws.
Thank you for your time and I hope you can shed some light on a subject that continues to baffle me, why people just don’t get it. Please don’t go off on that rant about why does anyone need an assault weapon anyway?
Eden Prairie, MN