Saturday, May 11, 2013
Regarding Dan Drumheller’s recent letter on beating the Second Amendment into the ground. Let me beat it further.
I admire Dan. He plays piano. I don’t, and it makes me jealous. I worked at the same grain elevator during the 1970s.
One thing I have never had to worry about living in Walla Walla is escaped inmates. The last place they want to hang around is the Walla Walla Valley. And Harvey Shaw Road is off the beaten tracks.
Then Dan mentions the Koreans defending themselves during the Los Angeles riot after the Rodney King verdict.
Did you know guns are outlawed in South Korea? The most powerful weapon you can get there is a pellet gun with plastic pellets. No one in South Korea worries about guns because no one has any.
Why did the South Koreans have guns in LA? Because we have a proliferation of guns here.
I have no problem with hunting rifles, handguns (as long as the owner knows how to use them and has practiced at a firing range) and shotguns. Do we really need semi-automatic guns with 20-round magazines? Isn’t that overkill in self-defense?