Assault weapon ban will save many lives

first_imgDefend means to resist an attack. Banning assault weapons for private purchase makes sense and violates no one’s rights.I know that people who want an assault weapon will somehow get one.The ban will stop the person who is in a moment of personal crisis; it will stop the person that has a psychological issue that does not permit rational thought. It won’t end all gun violence, but it will end senseless deaths that have become commonplace across America.Dominic ArcidiaconoNiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Assault weapons — when in a war or an armed conflict — are necessary.Assault defined means to make a physical attack on or carry out a military raid on. The definition fits for war.The Second Amendment guarantees the right for people to keep and bear arms, being necessary to the security of a free state.Banning assault weapons for private citizens doesn’t violate the Second Amendment.Assault weapons are made to make an assault, not to defend oneself. Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img