The picture of Ward Weber of Olathe buying an assault rifle (11/10, A-1, “Election’s outcome
triggers record sales at gun shops”) makes me glad I live in Lee’s Summit.
Why would an ordinary citizen want an assault rifle? Have you watched the news lately? There
are senseless killings every day. Will Mr. Weber’s gun help that? Will he hunt with that
rifle? Pity the prey.
We can only hope that the powerful NRA lobby is faced with a president who won’t back down
from them and will finally push through guns laws with teeth.
I welcome President-elect Obama and anything he can do to change the gun-hungry nation that
President Bush has incited with his tactics of fear.