Letter: More gun control unnecessary
After nearly a century of wasting how many trillions of taxpayer dollars on the futility of alcohol prohibition and the war on drugs, now comes the latest, noble cry for gun control and an assault weapons ban.
Assault weapons only look scary; they are no more dangerous than hunting rifles fitted with high-capacity ammo magazines for target-shooting, which have always been illegal for hunting.
Guns number as many as cars, which cause significantly more death and damage. The truth is, the very next time you get behind the wheel, you could become the next killer, or killed, yourself. Gun assaults and homicides are significantly down over the past 40 years – except in Massachusetts which has the most stringent gun control law in the nation. However, in the rest of the country as a whole, present gun-control laws work just fine. Don’t take my word for it, look it up yourself.
The Second Amendment says that every citizen shall have “the right to keep and bear arms which shall not be infringed.” Over the past 10 years, the Supreme Court has twice upheld that right. Now to be really ridiculous, unless our nearly bankrupt government magically mints the $1 trillion coin I’ve read about before we go over the fiscal cliff, where would the limitless funds come from to finance the Gestapo-like, police measures necessary to even try to find all of the estimated 300 million guns in private hands if the gun-control advocates win the day? I guess we’d have to mint two $1 trillion coins instead.