In response to the letter by Michael Sartor ("Banning the sale of firearms won't stop violence," The Daily News, Aug. 15): He makes a valid point. In addition, even if gun sales are banned, what do you do about the 300 million firearms already privately owned in this country?
Hillary Clinton suggested an Australia-type buy-back program, but that would be prohibitively expensive and wouldn’t get all the guns, anyway (violent crime increased in Australia). Let’s face it: The horse is out of the barn. It’s too late to think gun bans are the answer.
Interestingly, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto said after Pearl Harbor had been bombed in December 1941, the Japanese had no desire to invade the U.S. mainland because, as he put it, “There would be a gun behind every tree and bush.”
Thank goodness the Founding Fathers had the wisdom to protect our rights.