Letters: Gun purchases rise after new law
After the tragic events of Newtown, every law-abiding gun owner or would-be gun owner knew the politicians would take the opportunity to railroad through more gun-control legislation ["Demand for guns surges," News, Feb. 24].
As a result, there was a run on guns, ammunition and just about anything gun-related. So, in the haste to pass legislation to get guns off the street, the politicians have caused the exact opposite to occur.
Kevin McGrath, Northport
What is wrong with people? There's a call for stricter gun control to keep guns off the street, and what do people do? Go out and buy more.
My father was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and he would be the first to ask, who in this world would hunt with what amounts to a machine gun? He also kept his guns and ammunition locked in separate parts of the house.
Richard E. Kurdt, East Islip