Letter: Weighing in on gun control

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Before I express

my views on a new subject, I suppose I should weigh in on the graffiti issue: I think the citizens of Hudson should be allowed to paint "Hudson 2014" on the cars of the students involved. If we're feeling kind, I suppose we could use washable paint.

Gun control: two words which bring up strong emotions in almost everyone. We've had several mass gun shootings in the past few years, and many have suggested that this should be a wake-up call to enact rational legislation to curb gun violence. On the other hand, the NRA has doubled down and said that not only are the shootings a compelling reason why gun control is the opposite of what this country needs, but also that limiting gun access goes against the Second Amendment.

I am loathe to heed arguments from people who would have trouble differentiating the Constitution from a Denny's menu. But, in this case, I see their point. The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun -- besides the obvious solution of taking the gun away -- is a good guy with a gun. I see no reason why we can't carry guns to our schools, bars, ballet recitals, etc. It will be just like the 1800s, which we all know was a very peaceful time from movies such as "How the West Was Won With Very Little Gun Violence."

Also, I should note that the Constitution states that we have the right to bear "arms," not guns in particular. I think this paves the way for us to each own grenades, bazookas, Hellfire missiles, etc. As Jesus said, "all who take the sword shall perish by the sword, but he who has a rocket-propelled grenade launcher shall kick some righteous butt."

Kesavan Srinivasan, Hudson

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