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Letter: Why not reasonable gun controls?

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) with Democratic caucus members

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) with Democratic caucus members at the Capitol in Washington after a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Credit: Getty Images / Chip Somodevilla

I had to comment on the Oct. 12 letter "Right to bear arms from a different era." The problem is not owning guns, but who owns them. We don't need to abolish the Second Amendment, just ensure that gun owners are law-abiding, responsible people. We regulate car ownership and operation because irresponsible operation can be just as dangerous as gun ownership.

The spate of recent tragedies does show we need to do a better job of controlling who can get guns, but it must be done while protecting our rights.

I am not a gun owner, nor do I wish to be. But I see that nothing will get done if legal gun owners feel threatened by reasonable gun licensing and registration laws.

Scott Diamond, Levittown

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