Traverse City Record-Eagle

Opinion

May 21, 2012

Letters to the editor: 05/21/2012

Elderly buying weapons

Almost every day when you read the news or watch TV there is a robbery or a shooting with hand guns.

The Republican-driven National Rifle Association, open-carry groups and Second Amendment nuts have armed our country; even the elderly are buying these assault weapons.

During the Korean War I was issued a .45-caliber automatic pistol. It gave me a feeling of power.

At almost any sporting goods store you can buy a pistol with a red dot laser. You don't need to aim it, just put the red dot on the target and pull the trigger. It would be possible for a nut with a 30-shot banana clip to down a dozen bystanders.

Leo Gabier

Traverse City

Road to destruction

Al-Qaeda and any other terrorist groups should suspend any attacks on American targets and just sit back and watch.

If the citizens of this country are impatient enough, forgetful enough, foolish enough, they could elect Mitt Romney.

Then we would have George W. Bush II, only worse.

Once again, we would have a president who would do all he could to help those who need no help and virtually ignore the middle-class and the poor.

It is a road to self destruction.

John Billette

Traverse City

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