Not surprisingly, Calumet City officials are already crafting an anti "assault weapons" ban. It amazes me that people so ignorant on the subject of firearms make the laws regarding guns.
An "assault weapon" is no different than a semi-automatic gun, which fires one shot each time the trigger is pulled. Because of "scary" cosmetic add-ons, such as scopes, larger magazines, flash suppressors, etc., the politicians have deemed such a weapon more dangerous.
On the surface, it seems like a good law. After all, what reasonable person wants a mentally unstable gunman with access to such weapons?
But laws are already on the books that prohibit felons from obtaining firearms, yet they still get them and use them. Since people who should not own firearms do get them, then the only logical response is to let law-abiding individuals own weapons to defend themselves.
Calumet City's elected officials, once again, ignore common sense.
- Steve Howard, Schaumburg