Re: No place for military grade weapons
Mr. Paulk really should bone up on his American history before exposing his ignorance on the subject.
EVERY firearm owned by American citizens, since the inception of our representative republic has been the weapon of the military. In fact, every firearm ever invented has its roots in the military, save the dangerous game “double rifle.” Smooth bore musket, single shot falling bock, lever action, semi-automatic; all military weapons.
Those that bemoan that the musket was the only rifle in existence ignore the fact that the musket was the most awesome shoulder fired weapon on the planet at the time. We are not allowed to own the most powerful shoulder fired weapons these days.
Firearms and schools have been part of the American fabric for a couple of centuries. These spree shootings, a couple of decades. We don’t have a gun problem, rather a disturbed, undisciplined people problem.
Final question for Ted Paulk: when you hit your thumb when driving a nail do you blame the hammer?
Gary Evenson, Tonto Basin