Letter: Wrong answer on gun violence
Background checks are not the answer to the gun violence. Anyone who wants a gun can get one.
I myself was once a criminal. I had several guns at various times – none was legal. Criminals do not use legal guns.
The answer is in tracking the ammo they use. To buy ammo, walk into a sporting goods store, show some identification and you get bullets – no background check, no waiting period.
Also, why does the National Rifle Association say hunters can use armor-piercing rounds to hunt? How many deer, bear or moose wear a bullet-proof vest?
Background checks only hurt the legal gun owner, not the criminal.
PAUL S. LEIGHTON