Friday, June 27, 2014 | 2:01 a.m.
In reference to the Sunday letter “Guns have no place in modern society,” I agree with the statement saying semiautomatic weapons should be restricted and not given to just anyone; however, I do think guns have a place in our society today. They are a great tool of defense in the right hands.
Law enforcement is equipped with these for a reason: public defense. But when the public has firearms that top what our police have (such as semiautomatics, extended magazines, fully automatics, etc.) this is an unfair fight.
To take away all guns would not only violate our civil rights, but it would lead to other sorts of weaponry being used. If criminals can’t use one weapon, they will resort to another.
If anything, the laws should place requirements and restrictions on gun owners. Removing the vessel for violence will not stop the source.