Gun rights come with an equal responsibility
The recent massacre of young school children in Newtown, Connecticut, has lead to a nationwide run on guns, especially the semi-automatic assault-type of weapons such as those used in recent mass shootings.
The slaughter of innocent victims not only at the elementary school, but in a crowded movie theater in Colorado, stirred new conversations about guns in America — who should be able to buy them where, how much and what kind of arms and ammo should be available and so on.
In Haywood, that means suppliers have limited supplies of assault-type weapons because of the high demand.
The conversations alone have sparked speculation that laws may change, and many believe now is the last chance to find a weapon of their choice.
The result is there are a lot of first-time gun owners among us — ...