I know it’s fashionable for the mainstream media to bash the National Rifle Association, but I’m surprised and disappointed to see the hometown paper marching in lockstep. I’m referring to your recent editorial cartoon where one kindergartner sitting under a school desk says to the other, “Oh great, the NRA wants there to be shootouts in school—between good guys and bad guys with assault weapons.”
The cartoon reminds me of a passive-aggressive brother-in-law. I can’t quite be sure what was intended, but whatever it was, I’m quite sure I don't like it.
If it’s a call for a legal ban on assault weapons as a solution to killing sprees in schools, it’s inane. Connecticut already has such a law. Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 53-202c. Go ahead—Google it. A Class D felony. A lot of good it did.