Letter: We need restrictions

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The recent terrible event in Las Vegas highlights the need for gun control in this country. I grew up in a hunting family and was given a gun for my 12th birthday. I am married to a hunter. Having guns for hunting game seems reasonable to me.

However, I would like to see restrictions on semi-automatic weapons, automatic weapons, and pistols, and I would like to see a ban on concealed weapons. Carrying weapons for the purpose of “self defense” is ineffective – carrying a gun generally puts people at greater risk for getting hurt.

People have strong feelings for and against gun control, but most Americans are for it. People need to speak up now. Now is the time to move gun control legislation forward.

Mary Brunette