Letters to the Editor

Corporate gun industry

To the Editor:

As a citizen of the United States of America, my 4-year-old granddaughter’s right and need to attend school from kindergarten through college (or go to any other public location) without being murdered, outweighs and overrides your right and need to purchase military-grade style automatic/semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity bullet magazines.

If you can’t protect your family with a 10-bullet magazine handgun or shoot a deer with a rifle, then maybe you need to learn how to shoot.

And if you really believe (really?) that President Barack Obama has a “secret” agenda to have U.S. military forces invade your home and take away your guns, then you are a perfect example of why mandatory mental health background checks should be required by law before anyone can purchase a gun in this country.

The corporate gun-manufacturing industry is playing you like a fiddle and laughing all the way to the bank.

Brenda Drake

McHenry

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