Gun control badly needed

To the Journal editor:

Anti-gun regulation advocates say, “Guns don’t kill people, people do.” I say that opioids, poisons, claymore mines and dynamite do not kill people either, but we have the common sense to regulate them for the safety of all.

Anti-gun regulation advocates say, “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have them.” I say lose the neurosis, and know that when all guns are legally registered, only outlaws will have them confiscated and destroyed, and not resold on the market.

When legal ownership of a gun changes, simply transfer the title. I hear no cries that they are trying to take your automobile away when you have it registered, or transfer its title.

Anti-gun regulation advocates say, “A well-regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free State.” I say a bunch of people running around our community with assault rifles do not constitute a regulated militia. If that is what you seek, join the National Guard.

Anti-gun regulation advocates say, “They have the right to keep and bear arms.” Correct! There is nothing, however, that says you have the right to achieve a high kill rate. The sole purpose and intended design of assault rifles with high capacity magazines is the slaughter and maiming of as many people as quickly, efficiently, and effectively as possible.

Whether you are a gun owner or not, you cannot deny the impending need to address the issue of gun violence in this country. Anti-gun control advocates have had their time, and have had no answer. Lowering the flag, rhetoric, thoughts and prayers do not address the problem.

We need to register and track these deadly weapons that have been involved in so much pain, anguish, and death. We need to ban large capacity magazines and bump-stocks. We need background checks for all gun ownership. We need it done in all cities, in all states, nationwide. We need to vote for representatives that do more than hold their palm out in reward for doing nothing. If you don’t have the stomach for gun control, call it anti-gun trafficking.

Do something, anything, besides just cashing in on the industry and political reward for silence.

Max Graves