Regarding Mr. Malone’s letter on Second Amendment Rights (The Daily News, Sept. 17), he recites what early American leaders said about guns and public ownership. But, more modern thinking is needed, thinking to make guns safer for our times. In our modern world, we are greeted with weekly mass shootings by individuals angry for one reason or another. Unfortunately, our current government is paralyzed and unable to respond to the many mass senseless killings across the country. We must elect a new government that desires to work with the NRA and other special interest groups. Even the NRA would agree that all legal gun owners should support taking guns out of the hands of those who would misuse them or shouldn’t own them. These few individuals give all gun owners a bad name. The Second Amendment could be rewritten as follows: “The Government hereby eliminates all existing and future military style semi-automatics by attrition. Grandfathering in the entire stock of weapons already in civilian hands until the deaths of the owners, then buy the guns from the families for police or for military use. Buy back the semi autos now that members of the public willingly wish to get rid of today. All sales of military style weapons and high capacity magazines would thenceforth be banned.”

Joe Paliani

Ocean Park

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