Ban the weapons
I read “Limit gun ownership” (Nov. 13). The letter writer is right on: Ban all weapons of war. Allow law-abiding citizens to have nonautomatic guns. I’d even go along with his suggestion of allowing automatic weapons to be rented and used only at licensed facilities.
But I’d like to add another point: Gun advocates argue it should be legal to buy semiautomatic and even automatic weapons because some lawabiding citizens enjoy collecting and shooting them. By that logic, a purpose of the Second Amendment of our Constitution is to guarantee the right to a hobby! No, the Second Amendment clearly states it is for the purpose of providing for a well-regulated militia. Why are the amendment’s very first words “well-regulated” even open to debate?
Elizabeth Horowitz, Berkeley