Ban assault weapons, high-capacity clips now


Published Jan 2, 2013 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

Ban assault weapons now. Ban ammunition clips holding more than 10 rounds now. There is no reason why civilians need these weapons, and it is not what the Founding Fathers envisioned in the Second Amendment.

“Meaningful action” means gun control. It means making assault weapons illegal. The suggestion by Rep. Dennis Richardson, R-Central Point, that we should arm schoolteachers or someone in schools is appalling. There is a place for people who want to shoot automatic weapons, and it is in the military or the police, not in our schools. We are not at the apocalypse, but the pro-gun lobby would like to get us there. I pray that reason and respect for human decency will prevail.

Pierre Kolisch

Redmond