Letter: NRA leader's logic is misguided

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Do you remember this statement: "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun"? In my opinion, that's probably the stupidest statement ever spoken by a leader, only in this case, it was the leader of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre.

Obviously, almost all of our U.S. representatives and senators believe LaPierre's words are truthful. Otherwise, the recent gun bill would have passed.

I guess the next thing we'll see is U.S. representatives and senators packing iron and carrying assault rifles with 50-round clips in and out of the White House.

I may be exaggerating, but it seems as though the NRA executive vice president wants this country to go back to the days of the Wild West, with a shootout in the street at high noon every other day.

And since we have cars instead of horses, everyone would have a 50-caliber machine gun mounted to the roof of their vehicle.

Farfetched? Not in LaPierre's mind, obviously.

A truer picture of bad guy/good guy with a gun is the good guy shooting at the bad guy and the bullets ricocheting off the street killing a little girl in her bedroom across the street, or off a car roof, killing grandma and grandpa watching Jeopardy.

That's the real scenario of a good guy stopping a bad guy with a gun.Carl S. Scheuffele

VANCOUVER