Letter: Advocate for reasonable checks



Robert Wassman quotes a survey regarding guns and self-defense in his Jan. 18 letter, “Guns as self-defense save lives.” I have no doubt that all he says is correct. However, I wonder how many of those people protected themselves with automatic assault rifles.

I wonder how many of those honest, law-abiding gun owners would advocate background checks for all gun buyers so they themselves would be on a more level playing field. As I understand it, these are the proposals put forth by President Obama. I heard him say nothing about taking all guns from all people.

Perhaps we could begin to actually listen to each other and find solutions rather than attack each other.

Marilyn Billinger