Naughton should back guns owners insurance
REP. HAROLD NAUGHTON of Clinton, who is hosting hearings around the state on gun control issues with the goal of proposing legislation later this year, is focused on the tail of the elephant rather than its head.
Gun violence in our country and in Massachusetts is costly. It is especially costly and sad to those individuals and families who have been directly or indirectly injured by guns. The Second Amendment is not the issue. What should be the issue is the cost of the violence caused by guns.
Many of us have cars. Most states, including Massachusetts, require anyone operating a car or any other type of vehicle to take a test and a driving exam and purchase insurance protecting themselves and anyone else they might hurt in an accident. Without insurance, one cannot legally drive a car.
Paul Kelley is a resident of Somerville.