LTE: A double standard on gun control issue

August 4, 2005
Toledo Blade

Why do those in Ohio's Legislature who support Second Amendment rights always get labeled as "doing the NRA's bidding," but those who support gun control are somehow doing it for the people? Why the double standard?

Does The Blade also scapegoat and stereotype NAACP, NOW, or any other liberal groups like it does the NRA?

Would The Blade also accept the argument of restricting voting rights under so-called "local control"? Civil rights need to be protected, and if the local government won't protect them, then good for the state if it does.

The Blade also complains about the disregarding of millions of Ohio citizens who favor restrictive gun laws. Well, why does this paper disregard the millions of Ohio citizens who don't favor restrictive gun laws? There is no legitimate reason to restrict semi-automatic rifles; they are not "assault weapons."

James Mullen
White Hall, MD

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