Repealing the Second Amendment and closing the gun show loophole | Letters

Repealing the Second Amendment and closing the gun show loophole | Letters

Smith & Wesson AR-15 rifles for sale at a gun show in Loveland, Colo., last year. Gun law problems Repeal the Second Amendment and Not so fast on changing gun laws | Letters, June 27 I believe the letter writer assigns himself a somewhat higher station than merited. He may be in the majority who do not own guns, but he does not represent a majority who “have one goal: Repeal the Second Amendment.” National surveys indicate that only 1 in 5 or 1 in 4 Americans favor repeal. He paints with a broad stroke implying that all gun owners are liars; this is no more true than that all non-owners want to abolish gun ownership. And, the idea that “every gun owner is one bad day away from being the next mass murderer’ — i.e., all gun owners are mentally ill — really? As to another letter writer’s contention that the federal background check requirement is “manifestly sufficient”, that could hardly be the case with the continued existence of the so-called “gun show loophole.” Terry Roy , St, Petersburg She earned the promotion I can’t tell you how encouraged I was to see the picture of Mayor Jane Castor swearing in Barbara Tripp as the new Tampa fire chief. What was so encouraging is not that Tripp is Black, not that she is a woman, but that she is the most qualified person for the job. Needless to say, this speaks volumes about Mayor Castor’s perception of the […]

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