In his letter of Oct. 31, Thomas Moate remarks that he credit(s) the Founding Fathers with vision to see that technology would progress. This is another absurd delusion of the guns for everyone National Rifle Association. People in 1776 had no more ability to envision automatic weapons than they had the ability to predict ibuprofin.
Automatic weapons, he then states, “are not relevant to this discussion.” How come? More delusional behavior, this time dismissing a major part of the problem as “not relevant.” His version of “heavy regulation” has completely failed to address the problem. Automatic-weapons distribution is a huge part of the problem, and Mr. Moate seeks to dismiss it because automatic weapons are blowing bloody holes through the standard NRA defenses of the mass production and distribution of firearms for everybody all the time.
If the NRA consists of 5 million members, Mr. Moates should look at what a tiny minority of Americans this group comprises. He might also look at where the NRA gets the money it uses to promote distortions of truth and history like his statements. That money is money from firearms companies, and his letter is nothing more than routine NRA propaganda.
Mark Hays Pearson, Fresno
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