The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 8, 2013

Readers' Forum 3-8 | Hystone Avenue driving a winter nightmare


— Barroom scenario doesn’t pass muster

In response to the Readers’ Forum letter by Carl Schultz on March 4, “NRA rallying behind 2nd Amendment faulty”: He should do more research on his subject before he puts it to words.

Does he know that there has never been a crime committed with a legally owned machine gun? Does he know you have to go through a background check by the government and it takes quite a while to receive the firearm if they pass?

His reference to being shut off in the barroom may be true, but what is to stop the offended patron from getting in a vehicle and running over the bartender at closing time? What if he picked up a cue stick off the table and beat him with it? Should cue sticks be banned?

There are more fatalities by motor vehicles than by firearms, but you never hear people trying to ban automobiles.

The right to keep and bear arms is guaranteed under the Constitution.

Francis Waksmunski


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