first_imgWouldn’t it be great if people with slightly different opinions could get over the hyperbole so we can get some real dialogue under way?I think that there are two schools on gun rights. One school is the Second Amendment gives me the right to any weapon imaginable. Making any guns illegal is an infringement on my rights. I have lots of friends who aren’t offended by that. However, when asked if that means they should be able to own a bazooka, an RPG, and be able to mount a .50 caliber machine gun in the back of their pickup truck, they say of course not. See? They’re actually in the group that thinks there are already some reasonable limits. The discussion needs be about what the limits should be. There will be some disagreement on limits. But let’s at least understand that this is where the discussion is. The discussion isn’t let’s sell bazookas at Wal-Mart. For everyone who thinks citizens should have RPG’s and bazookas and .50 cal machine guns and that we should sell them at Wal-Mart, I disagree. I hope reasonableness prevails.While we are at it, let’s drop the “It won’t prevent a bad guy from getting a gun” deflections, too. I can’t name any law that once passed actually eliminated the unwanted behavior. Neither can you. It’s an impossible standard that gets in the way of reasonable dialogue. We legislate safety. We never get 100 percent compliance. Let’s grow up.Glenn GraySchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationTroopers: Schenectady pair possessed heroin, crack cocaine in Orange County Thruway stopEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img