Letters to the Editor

Stop selling military weapons

I have been waiting for years to see someone contest the use of weapons of mass destruction. It has not happened.

I see many references to “our right to bear arms” but not a word about how dangerous those weapons should be. Every year more victims are killed due to the use of weapons of mass destruction.

In Orlando, one man killed 49 people and wounded 53 more. He was using an AR 15 assault rifle and high-capacity magazines. It could fire 17 shots in five seconds.

Is this what our forefathers meant about “our right to bear arms?” Why are these weapons sold to someone who is not defending our country as a policeman or military fighter?

What is next? Will we sell bombs and guided missiles to anyone who passes a test? Wake up America!

Sylvia Mirisola

Lakewood Ranch