I used to live in that rural corner of PA area for a little bit. Wonderful part of the country. But now a newspaper wants more gun-owner control and goes on to quote the Brady bunch and VPC...and quotes them without citation, so it would seem that the newspaper is trying to pass off this stuff as it's own opinion.
For those that visit the page, don't forget to "rate" the story in the lower right.http://www.observer-reporter.com/or/edi ... -EDITORIAL
Many who follow the National Rifle Association have come to recognize it as a knee-jerk organization that treats even the most minor suggestion of gun control as if storm-troopers will soon be descending to round up every handgun, rifle and shotgun owned by law-abiding Americans.
Key elements of a worldwide treaty being discussed by United Nations member states include improved tracking of arms exports and imports, as well as a crackdown on illicit weapons dealing.
These are the folks who are so cowed by the NRA that they won't even take the common-sense step of closing the gun-show loophole that has allowed convicted felons and the mentally ill to buy guns without so much as a cursory background check.
In a country where there are about 30,000 gun-related deaths every year, a little extra regulation just might be warranted.