A letter to Senators Daines, Tester and Representative Gianforte,
Gentlemen, it is about time that we place a ban on assault type weapons like the AR-15, AK-47, etc. The Second Amendment was conceived during the time when the only personal weapons that American citzens had were single shot muskets and pistols. While legislation to ban these weapons is not, I am sorry to say, going to stop people killing people with guns in this country. It will, however, curtail people from killing mass numbers of people in a very short period of time with these types of assault weapons. It seems that we are paranoid about terrorism in this country but not about mass killings by sick and deranged citizens which is becoming an ever increasing threat to our security and wellbeing in our everyday life in all activities and places.
In conclusion, don’t you think as our senators and representative that we need to come up with some legislation that protects our citizens from these weapons of mass destruction because, gentlemen, if you don’t, you are indeed then complicit in all such future attacks because they will, I fear, continue to occur in this country.
Joseph G. Gallagher Jr.