The politics of gun control

The article "Assault Weapons Ban Expected," July 22, is a good example of the influence a zealous interest group can have in our country. The article states that the average household has two guns, but it doesn't seem that there are many householders out there feuding or pillaging despite the dramatic headlines.What is probably closer to the truth is that our politicians do not know what to do with the criminal minority using weapons, and so have turned their focus on the weapons themselves. The end result of this thought-free solution will be that the criminals will continue to get a free ride and the solution-impoverished politicians will get free publicity from the media. Howard Brandston, New York Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.

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