The recent Open Forum, "Not Enough Guns," was a real humdinger. Buried in the sarcasm and misinformation were some good ideas.
First, training young people in the proper use of firearms as part of their public education would promote gun safety in general. It is far more sensible to have young people learn to respect a firearm through proper training, than for kids to spend countless hours playing ultra-violent video games that depict mass killings.
Another good idea would be to abolish Gun-Free Zones, which really are only places where law abiding citizens are disarmed and vulnerable, like the building in Virginia Beach where the recent killing spree took place.
The absurd lie that Dave LaRock, who in my opinion is an outstanding leader, wants people to have grenades, bazookas, and anti-tank weapons reflects very poorly on his opponent, Mavis Taintor. The Taintor campaign conducted phone surveys to test a whole range of deceitful statements to use against Del. LaRock. Now, through a few people who drink her Cool-aid and promote those lies, the Taintor campaign seeks to taint LaRock's record. That is dirty politics.
Just to put people at ease, federal law does not allow things like an anti-tank gun to be owned for non-military uses. The ones you see in front of the VFW and American legion are inert or non-functional. Likewise, live grenades and bazookas cannot be legally owned.
I think most people are fed up with wannabes like Mavis Taintor who hide behind the surrogates they use to attack good people like Del. LaRock.