4 very different takes on gun reform from Florida gun owners

4 very different takes on gun reform from Florida gun owners

(Photo: koi88, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Southwest Florida gun owners’ opinions on gun control ran the gamut: Restrict handguns, AR-15s “Handguns should not be carried by civilians. They are not a legitimate means of self-defense, which would require years of training to be effective,” wrote Estero resident Bruce Castka, 71. He spent 30 years in the U.S. Army reserves. “It is an embarrassment to me that most of the civilized world has reasonable gun control laws but we must remain a nation of cowboys governed by the tyranny of the NRA.” No new laws needed “This country has thousands of gun laws on the books that would, if enforced, reduce somewhat the access to firearms by dangerous or bad people,” wrote David Southall, 73, a retired museum educator of Bonita Springs. “Why not enforce the existing rules fairly and strictly?” Suzy Valentine and husband David Southall. "People who don’t like guns and don’t want to be responsible for their own security, are riding on the coattails of the people who are willing to take their personal responsibility of security and safety by being properly equipped," says Southall. (Photo: Kinfay Moroti/news-press.com) How can we not do something? “I want the right to bear arms, but I think there should be restrictions,” said Lorna Washington, 54, an early childhood educator and Lehigh Acres resident. “All these people worried about restrictions, How can you look families in the face when somebody goes into a school and takes lives?” “If I’m with my loved ones […]

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