What’s New Port Richey Saying About Gun Control?
As America continues to reel in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., slayings we asked New Port Richey residents to weigh in about proposed gun control legislation.
As people across the country talk about tightening gun control legislation in the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., New Port Richey residents have their own opinions on the topic.
It has nothing to do with gangbangers, etc. They will always have guns. That is the way things are. Law abiding people also have the right to protect themselves.
What is insane is that people want to own semi-automatic combat weapons. What does anyone need that kind of fire power for? There should also be more stringent controls to keep as many as possible out of the hands of the mentally ill.
Michael Mirra, New Port Richey Patch reader
I have NO problem with a ban on automatic and semi automatic guns. To adequately protect oneself. A gun that shoots one bullet at a time is all you need. That way, if someone goes off the rails, the carnage may not be stopped but the body count will not be so high. You can't completely stop the crazies.
Jennifer Eichenberger, New Port Richey Patch Facebook fan
I guess I don't understand how I, a law abiding citizen that may be banned from owning a semi-automatic weapon, can protect myself from a criminal who WILL have a semi automatic weapon with a gun that can only shoot one bullet at a time. How can anyone in their right mind believe that a ban on these guns will keep them out of criminal hands.
Susan E. Ferguson, New Port Richey Patch Facebook fan
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