When NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre stated, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," I absolutely agree with him. Another thing I agree with is our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. But what I would like the NRA to tell me is how are they going to identify the good guys from the bad guys?
Will they have armbands of different colors? Or maybe some kind of special hat? What if a good guy decides to be a bad guy or the opposite happens? Then how will I tell them apart? When the NRA can make me feel safe in making sure that the bad guys will be "held in check" then I won't oppose assault weapons or clips that hold many rounds of ammunition.
Until then, background checks, mental health evaluations and other methods to cut down on gun purchases need to be addressed.
Also, the gangs that roam some of our largest cities need to be disbanded. We as a society need to do more to keep our country as safe as we can for everyone. -- Carol Strache, Frazee