On the face of it, I and most other gun owners agree with the recent letter from Liz Kato and Joanne Locke ("Stop 'straw buyers' from purchasing guns," April 15). No responsible gun owner is OK with straw purchases. Any bill specifically aimed at straw purchases is a good idea.

However, it never stops there. The proposed legislation always goes further and winds up punishing legal gun owners. That is the reason gun owners don't want these bills to become law.

Limit the bill to straw purchases, with no extraneous amendments attached, and I'm sure we will all be OK with it.

Clay Seeley, Owings Mills

  • Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts