To the editor:
I grew up surrounded by firearms. I have fond memories of pheasant and squirrel hunting with my grandfather and clay pigeon shooting with my father.
I believe that weapons should be in the hands of normal, everyday, responsible and hard-working people.
I also strongly believe that if you ever beat your spouse, are mentally ill, have a history of violence, or can’t get some of your family or neighbors together to ensure your sanity, then you should be permanently disarmed.
Time and time again we have seen people shooting up churches, schools and parades with weapons that should have been taken from them.
If you are a responsible gun owner who respects firearms and, more importantly, respects other people’s right to life, I want you to keep your gun.