Antonin Scalia

Northam on right track with gun safety issues

This letter also was sent to state Sen. Thomas K. Norment.

I am a retired federal employee and former Army officer with service in Vietnam who was quite familiar with weapons. I grew up in a Life Member NRA household, got my first rifle at 11 (in Alaska), and qualified Expert on the Cold Model 1911 A1 .45 automatic.

I have seen large capacity magazines used with automatic weapons. Most people do not use them, as they make a weapon heavier and off-balance. I have heard suppressors used. There is ample reason not to continue their currently legal status.This is not a Second Amendment issue: the late Justice Antonin Scalia, in his majority opinion in Heller v D.C....