35° Good Evening
35° Good Evening

Letter: Gun control doesn’t mean zero guns

The NYPD said guns and bulletproof vests were

The NYPD said guns and bulletproof vests were found at the Queens home of Elvin Payamps, who was arrested on weapon charges after a witness reported hearing him make threats against police. Credit: NYPD

In “No need to arm their guards” [Letters, Feb. 7], the writer suggested that supporters of more gun control regulations should show their commitment by disarming their families’ bodyguards and security details. That would be a valid point if the advocates for stricter gun control wanted to take everyone’s guns away. They don’t. They support a more reasoned and careful vetting of gun purchasers.

I would imagine that these public figures are perfectly happy with the vetting that takes place for the security officers. The public doesn’t have the same protection from those who aren’t fit to carry a gun by temperament, mental state or criminal record.

When I walk into a store, movie theater, bank or other public place, I’d feel better knowing that others aren’t carrying weapons obtained in states where regulation is lax. Careful vetting for all.

David Zipkin, Bay Shore



We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.