Letter: Gun violence, unabated
What can be more reassuring to the good people of our sylvan state than the photo of un-elected, un-appointed, jack-booted gun toters and self-appointed guardians of liberty, showing their weapons at the recent Sate House rally?
Are our gun-brandishing friends aware that since the Newtown, Conn., massacre there have been more than 2,000 adults and 150 children killed in America by gun violence or gun accidents?
To those who rely on the Second Amendment to espouse guaranteed, unregulated ownership of firearms, have any of those interpreters read the Second Amendment or the principle U.S. Supreme Court decisions concluding that the Second Amendment is not “absolute” and gun ownership can be subject to reasoned and rational regulations?
Finally, are our “guardians” of the Second Amendment in favor of felons owning weapons and, if so, how many will each felon be allowed to own? Assault weapons, too?
Does anyone really buy the concept that because the problem is “too big” we should not make inroads to solving it?
ROBERT A. STEIN