A Glock 29 10-mm pistol hangs on display with other...

A Glock 29 10-mm pistol hangs on display with other Glock hand guns at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade show in Las Vegas. (Jan. 18, 2012) Credit: AP

When Pax Christi Long Island honored Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) and Joyce Goryki with our annual Peace Award, it wasn't about the banning of guns, as one letter writer hoped ["Ban guns outright as death instruments," May 8].

We're about gun safety, not gun banning. We're aware that gun safety is very important to responsible gun owners. The support of these gun owners is essential to get reasonable gun safety legislation approved. One example is the New York State Nicholas Bill, which calls for the safe storage of all guns when not in the immediate possession or control of the owner.

Nancy Dwyer, Valley Stream

Editor's note: The writer is a member of the Pax Christi Insight Committee, which is focused on gun safety.

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