I must also disagree with Baughman's contention that "hunters are America's most responsible group of gun owners." The most responsible gun owners are: first, those who participate in some sort of target shooting sport; second, law enforcement officers; and last, hunters. These are listed in the order of those having the most training, the most practice and the most respect for their weapons.
Baughman's diatribe is a personal affront to all gun owners and has no place in a national sporting publication.
TIMOTHY M. NOYES
Is Michael Baughman serious? He says, "Control or no control, my conclusion is that things will go bloodily along as they have."
While I certainly don't believe that gun control will eliminate killings by sick persons, I do believe that it will curtail such acts. There are more than a dozen James McCarters and Marvin Noors out there.
Michael Baughman's VIEWPOINT on gun control should be pursued until there is an irrefutable, universal judgment that there is no valid reason for anybody to have firearms.
Abel had a chance against Cain, but with a gun there is no defense for man or beast.
F. P. SHERRY
St. Petersburg, Fla.