Otis H. Hutchinson: Gun control legislation is sensible

May 15, 2013 

I am getting tired of NRA and people predicting the end of the world if Congress passes a gun control measure.

I can't imagine why any rational person would object to a three-day waiting period and/or a background check. Are you in a big hurry, or do you have something to hide? Nor can I believe that these items infringe on one's right to bear arms. Infringe means to encroach upon in a way that violates law or the rights of another person.

Maybe just enforce the laws that we have. The other side of the coin: many of the weapons illegally used are stolen and not under control of the real owner.

As for assault rifles, they are made for one reason and one reason only; to kill people! They certainly have no use in the field for hunting. The same can be said for the 30 round clip.

OTIS H. HUTCHINSON

Merced

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