The gun rights crowd and their war on us

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I find John Franchy's letter on the subject of gun control astounding ("More restrictive gun laws are not the answer," Dec. 20). I put it in my category of letters to the editor which I call "We have met the enemy, and it is us."

Mr. Franchy tells us he and other Americans have the right to bear arms — of any kind, apparently — in order to protect him and us from overbearing government and by implication other Americans. He says nothing about owning firearms for hunting or target practice. The mother of the young man who committed the horrendous crime in Connecticut reportedly had her arms for reasons similar to those Mr. Franchy cites, as well as for sporting purposes.

From his letter, one can only assume Mr. Franchy considers what happened in Connecticut collateral damage for his and the mother (a true irony) of the perpetrator's rights to bear any kind of arms. What a scary scenario.

Joseph Costa, Baltimore

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