Letter: Ban guns outright as death instruments
"Still fighting for peace" [News, April 27] concerned Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) and Joyce Gorycki, who both lost their husbands to a shooter on a Long Island Rail Road train 20 years ago.
"Still" is the word -- and it will still be "still" 20 years from now unless the federal government takes a stance to rectify the obsolete Second Amendment. The ubiquitous mantra quoting the Constitution, chimed by every gun-toter, is the culprit. I cringe when I hear people, even President Barack Obama, say we must respect the Second Amendment.
No ordinary citizen needs a gun. It's an instrument of death and must be banned. The police in London are able to enforce the law without "bearing arms."
Selma Musicant, Whitestone