Letters to the Editor

Here are 3 easy steps to better gun control in the United States

In this file photo, handguns fill up a trash can for recycling at the LA Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles.
In this file photo, handguns fill up a trash can for recycling at the LA Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles. AP

In order to bring under control this insupportable rash of gun violence here in the U.S., the federal government should inaugurate the following three measures:

▪  First, make it unlawful to own or operate a military, multishot-style weapon.

▪  Next, stop the manufacturing of these weapons except for the military — use rifles for target practice or hunting. Some handguns would be acceptable in accordance with current gun safety measures.

▪  Finally, improve the system that tracks students from the time they enter school until they graduate at the end of 12 or 14 years. This will help keep track of students’ emotional status, as well as their educational progress.

The NRA uses the Second Amendment to strike down any reasonable gun safety measure, but it was written in 1787 in Philadelphia to support a state militia system only!

We have more military-style weaponry available for personal use then almost any other country, which certainly strongly suggests that some form of national control is necessary.

W.R. Cole, Arroyo Grande

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