Gun control would not deny gun rights
TO THE EDITORS:
It was reported, Jan 30, that state legislators Bryan Cutler, Gordon Denlinger and David Hickernell are co-signers of a bill to render unenforceable any federal law, regulation or order that attempts to register or restrict the purchase of any firearm, accessory or ammunition.
Having a law that requires a background check for purchase of any firearm and restricts ammunition clips to 10 bullets does not deny anyone his/her Second Amendment right to own a firearm, even if they are not part of a militia. It is questionable whether anyone who cannot hit his/her target after 10 shots should have a gun at all.
One wonders if the above named legislators and their co-signers were forced to identify one of their own children, who had been stitched with 11 bullet holes (as was the case in Newtown), would still feel it inconvenient, or even unconstitutional, for a shooter to have to stop and reload after firing 10 shots.
I support Gabby Giffords' testimony to Congress, and I believe that reasonable criminal background checks be made and recorded prior to any transfer of firearm ownership, plus the sale of any ammunition clip holding more than seven or 10 bullets should be made illegal. Why would anybody need or want an ammunition clip that provides more than seven or 10 bullets?
J. Kenneth Kreider