Reader's View: AR-15 created for killing with increased efficiency
Some could say the July 10 letter, "Rant against AR-15s showed ignorance about guns," was ignorant itself about pressure cookers, cars and airplanes -- or was just confused about them -- because of an apparent love for domesticated assault rifles...
Some could say the July 10 letter, “Rant against AR-15s showed ignorance about guns,” was ignorant itself about pressure cookers, cars and airplanes - or was just confused about them - because of an apparent love for domesticated assault rifles like the AR-15.
The pressure cooker was invented to cook food, and the car and airplane were invented to transport people. I’m pretty sure the gun was not invented for friendly, non-violent target practice. The revolver and repeating rifle were invented to kill people with more efficiency; and the firearm innovators and manufacturers never looked back, now making after-market conversion kits and ammo drums for 30 or more rounds available to anyone who wants to make their AR-15 more deadly.
The callous indifference shown in this letter, by the NRA gun lobby and by others for the ever-mounting numbers of innocent victims of the violent misuse of such “weapons of war” was not lost on this firearms owner and hunter.
Republican congressional candidate Stewart Mills speaks for the likes of the NRA and the others. DFLer Rep. Rick Nolan speaks for the bipartisan majority of Americans and firearm owners who want sensible public safety laws for the use and possession of firearms.