Sensible gun laws are indeed possible

first_imgA hunting rifle is no match against an assault rifle, which is designed for a rapid and continuous deadly attack due to the automatic chambering of rounds after each trigger pullWeapons are designed to achieve a certain purpose and should be restricted to that purpose.Arming guards and teachers in a school is a moronic solution against a determined suicidal individual, heavily armed with multiple high-capacity magazines.Listen to the Florida students who are speaking so eloquently about the “war-like” destructive nature of what they witnessed. Then listen to NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and Dana Loesch speaking at the Republican CPAC meeting, blaming the problem on anything and everyone but the free flow of guns.Call our politicians and tell them that you will not vote for those who are unwilling to make sensible legislative changes to our gun laws.BILL SMITHMechanicvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusPolice: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionLegislation will never be passed that takes away the right of citizens to protect themselves, their family and home; or for hunting and target shootings.But in the 2008 Supreme Court ruling, Justice Scalia said, “Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited …” It is “not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.”A handgun is no match against a rifle, for it isn’t anywhere near as accurate.last_img