We have right to be safe from them
I am much, much more concerned with the threat posed by those who own assault weapons, handguns, and high-capacity magazines, than my own government. As I write this at 7:30 a.m., I am listening to yet another news report on TV of a gun killing overnight in Seattle. And the same issue of the Herald in which the letter appears, reports five shot and killed in New Mexico by a 15 year-old, and a robbery at gun-point in Portland, Ore.
It is time that gun owners, legal and illegal, recognize that the rest of us have rights too -- to be kept safe from them. And that is a rational concern.