Editor, The Times:
I am amazed and saddened when friends and acquaintances of mine are taken in by the corporate gun lobby. When I look at the list of reclassified firearms, I don’t see legitimate hunters’ tools.
Everything from M16, AR10 and 15, MPX Carbine and pistol to Thompson sub-machine guns (Tommy Guns) looks more like military killing tools than hunting rifles.
Firearms companies, aided and abetted by the NRA, are conning legitimate hunters and sports gun owners into what their needs are. Money and profit are their only motivation, not safety, but greed.
I am a gun owner and a Rod and Gun Club member. I enjoy trap shooting and occasional rifle practice. In Bryan Smith’s letter, and I quote, “If not rescinded (the ban) would be a devastating blow to Canadian hunters and sport shooters, as well as to the Olympic shooting sports.”
To which I say hogwash. I still can’t believe intelligent law-abiding people could be so deceived by the firearms industry and N.R.A. propaganda. Come on people, wake up and smell the foul plot. You are smart people, please stop acting as agents for corporate greed.