Re: the letter “Guns a public health issue,” (May 20) saying our nation's policy on firearms should be decided by “experts”: Who are the experts?
I watch Fox News. It features many young, attractive blonde females who look good in a short skirts and high heels and received their law degrees in the past week. These ladies are considered experts.
The letter writer states our elected representatives would be replaced by “medical experts” at the American Medical Association — there's an unbiased organization — who would conclude the Second Amendment is hazardous to public safety.
These “experts” would also ban tobacco, alcohol, red meat, soft drinks, automobiles, trampolines, bicycles, football and abortion clinics. The logic being is that all of these are also anathema to the public well-being.
Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
We have a government of, by and for the people with supposedly fair elections that determine public policy. If you don't like the laws, change them via the electoral process, maybe even vote to ban influence peddling.
Then we'll pray we don't end up with another Volstead Act.
David A. Scandrol