Letters to the Editor

Firearms have one purpose: deadly force

The Bee’s anti-National Rifle Association cartoon posted Oct. 8 is a real head-scratcher.

Have NRA members ever been accused or found guilty of a mass shooting? Would you go after the AAA for supporting all the drunk and distracted driving deaths that occur on the road every year in America?

Like AAA, the NRA supports training, safety and responsibility. The usual reply is, “Automobiles are different. They aren’t meant to kill.” That’s exactly right, and it’s puzzling that we embrace the privilege of our privately-owned vehicles as an acceptable cause of 30,000 plus American deaths every year.

Please remember that firearms have one purpose: deadly force. That is why the bodyguards of Hollywood’s elite, Hillary Clinton, and President Obama carry them.

John Bilello, Fresno

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