Gun Control Legislation

Your editorial celebrates a gun control law that you helped pass. As you well know, this law will not keep semiautomatic rifles out of the hands of criminals. It will only prevent law-abiding citizens from buying a rifle or shotgun of their choice. This, of course, constitutes an infringement under the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights.

The Times abuses its First Amendment responsibilities in its continuing dishonest attacks against the Second Amendment.

I only hope our judiciary has a greater love and understanding of our federal Constitution than The Times and the state Legislature demonstrate, and rules this law unconstitutional. This would be real moral courage.

EDWARD D. COOK IV

Buena Park

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