(Former Cobb County Commissioner and Delta pilot) Bill Cooper’s Dec. 23 letter (“Time to regulate civilian ownership of military-style weapons”) was a good depiction of an all-too-familiar position on firearms ownership in this country. However, if he plans to opine any more on the subject, I suggest he do a little more research on the subject before he unburdens himself. Case in point, three times he refers to “automatic” weapons. But the “automatic” weapons to which he refers are all “semiautomatic,” not automatic. If there are “automatic” versions, there are stringent, and expensive, hurdles to legal ownership.
Just the facts, M’am, will help with these discussions.