Letter to the editor: More gun laws won’t stop killings
I don’t know if Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has been reading the news lately about the shootings in other countries or not. Yes, we Americans can carry weapons such as handguns. We do have the right to buy military-style rifles. This is our right.
I agree that any weapon in the wrong hands is bad — such as a knife or baseball bat. If a person wants to hurt someone, he or she will find a way to do it. China, Russia and England are among the nations that have very restrictive gun laws for the people to have guns. In China in March there were five people killed by a gun. Where did the shooter get it? Russia and England also have killings; how do people get the guns there?
There are no laws that any politician can draw up to stop criminals from getting guns of any kind. You don’t stop the law-abiding people from having guns; you deal with the criminals who use then and the ones who get the guns for them. Put them away for life.
If the U.S. Senate or House can come up with a bill that can stop the criminals from getting guns, I will sign it also.
The writer is a Seward native.