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Letter: Sensible gun laws

  • Author: Spruce Lynch
    | Opinion
  • Updated: September 22, 2019
  • Published September 22, 2019

There is a lot of talk about guns all across the country — a lot of “talk,” but not a lot of discussion. We are so entrenched in our opinions that we never discuss, we just talk and raise voices.

Discussions about gun safety do not threaten the Second Amendment. I believe that the National Rifle Association and all gun enthusiasts agree that there needs to be something done.

There are laws about about safety. For example, there were many people against wearing seat belts. There are laws about how fast you can go and laws that govern the right of way.

My point is that whenever safety is an issue, there need to be laws for protection. Guns are not the problem. People are. Therefore, there need to be strict gun laws so that only law-abiding citizens will be able to purchase weapons.

I support people’s rights to own guns. I do not support the sale of military assault weapons. We don’t need them for hunting. In fact, we don’t need them at all. They are weapons of war, not guns of play. They need special instructions for use, more than we can get in civilian life.

— Spruce Lynch

Anchorage

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