Letter: Dual gun rallies?
When New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, charters a bus emblazoned with the phrase “No More Names” on it and sends it on a 100-day, 25-state tour, how can this be called a “gun rally?” The front page headline in your June 19 edition should have read, “Man subdued, arrested at anti-gun rally.”
I’m a gun owner but am not against background checks, closing the gun show loophole and increased mental health screening for potential gun owners. What I am against is false advertising and yellow journalism.
On a related note, did you know that one of the 6,166 names that are read aloud on the “No More Names” tour is none other than Tamerlan Tsarnaev? Yes, that Tamerlan Tsarnaev! If his name is on the list, doesn’t that call into question the validity of the list itself? How many drug dealers, pimps, murderers and other criminals are on the list? And isn’t their appearance on the list a slap in the face to the real victims of gun violence like the Sandy Hook families?