Light Snow
22°FLight SnowFull Forecast
Shaw Media Auctions

Guns are not the only threats to human life

Published: Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

I'm writing in regard to the letter Donald Edwards of Dixon wrote ["Time to quit National Rifle Association"], which appeared on Jan. 31. Mr. Edwards states that he terminated his membership in the NRA because they wanted no change in gun regulations. This is his choice and his right.

I do not think it is necessary for the average gun owner to have an assault weapon. Those weapons are not for hunting; they were made for one purpose: for our military to kill humans in war. I feel that only the military and law enforcement should have access to that type of weapon.

You say a half dozen people a day are killed in America by guns, and 500 each year in Chicago. Chicago has strict gun laws and regulations; does it look to you like it's working?

Guns don't kill; people kill people. If you want to ban guns, think about the number of people who are killed on the highways each day. Should we ban automobiles, knives, hammers, axes, crowbars, ropes? Where will it end?

If we want to ban ways of killing, what about the 55 million fetuses that have been aborted?

National video

Reader Poll

Rock Falls is considering a ban on leaf burning. Should the city finally take that step?
Yes. Sterling and Dixon have had bans for years. It’s time for Rock Falls to impose a ban.
No. It would be too great a burden for homeowners to dispose of fallen leaves in other ways.
Not sure
No opinion