Letter: Use the right analogies in gun debate
Re: ‘Use the laws on the books before making new ones’ (Metro, Sept. 27-29)
I’m a gun owner, but two letters to the editor employed flawed logic in opposing rational reforms. One stated that authorities should just enforce existing laws.
The other compared guns to cars, arguing that deaths are the price we pay for having both. But Pennsylvania doesn’t require owners to report gun theft or loss, a grossly irresponsible position enabling “straw buying.” So here’s a better comparison: If owners didn’t have to report car theft, a drunken driver could kill or maim you, then flee.
If later confronted by police, he could claim, “My car was stolen. I didn’t get around to reporting it.”
Ben Campbell, via email