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Don’t take guns away from law-abiding citizens Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

After reading Mary Uhler’s editorial in the June 30 issue of The Catholic Herald, I felt a need to respond. The term “common sense gun control” has been a familiar headline in the news lately, but when you read further (as in Mary Uhler’s editorial), it’s just another attack of the Second Amendment.

In one paragraph, Mary says, “I’m not calling for a ban on gun ownership,” while just one paragraph later the heading reads, “Do civilians really need assault weapons?” She goes on to quote a Dallas area bishop who calls for a ban on all semi-automatic rifles. Just think if this logic was used against the First Amendment — kind of scary, right?

The article ends with Archbishop Cupich talking about the gun violence in the city of Chicago; unless I’m wrong, that city has the toughest gun laws in the country, along with other high crime areas like Detroit and also Washington, D.C.

A few things that maybe we should be looking at is the violence on the Internet, TV, and video games, along with tough mandatory sentencing for anyone involved in a firearm related crime.

Taking guns from law-abiding Americans has nothing to do with common sense.

Larry Wipperfurth, Roxbury