…editorial in the Chicago Tribune’s online edition.

“There are just too many weapons here,” [Police Superintendent Jody Weis] declared at a Sunday news conference. “Why in the world do we allow citizens to own assault rifles?”

Actually, in Chicago, “we” don’t allow citizens to own assault rifles. Elsewhere, they are allowed for the same reason other firearms are permitted. The gun Weis villainized is a type of semiautomatic that has a fearsome military appearance but is functionally identical to many legal sporting arms.

There’s much more and a refreshing change of pace from the ignorance and hysterics that we’ve come to expect from the media.

I already e-mailed the author with kudos. Drop him a line and let him know you appreciate a little rationality and common sense from a member of the media on this issue.


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