Gun regulations are needed

I think the time is now to do something about the gun problem in this country. I have friends who are members of the NRA. I owned a gun when we lived on a farm. My relatives who have guns for hunting shared that the law in Ohio only allows three bullets in the chamber of the gun when hunting deer. I went with friends to a firing range and shot several rounds with a pistol.

I am not against people owning guns, but I do not think people who are not in the military or police force should have guns with clips holding 30 or more rounds. I do not think we should have assault weapons in the hands of civilians other than at a shooting range. Even with training and over 100 hours of practice most people would not be able to use a concealed gun effectively.

In 2007 the Supreme Court “stated that the right to keep and bear arms is subject to regulation, such as concealed weapons prohibitions, limits on the rights of felons and the mentally ill, laws forbidding the carrying of weapons in certain locations, laws imposing conditions on commercial sales, and prohibitions on the carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons. It stated that this was not an exhaustive list of the regulatory measures that would be presumptively permissible under the Second Amendment.” (

As a retired school teacher, I do not think the teachers should be carrying concealed guns. That scares me more than someone doing what was done in Connecticut. Parents need to seriously think about the danger of armed staff with concealed weapons.

After we get some regulations on guns then our legislators need to look at providing more mental health programs.

Margaret Meeker