Ban assault weapons, high-capacity clips

Dear Editor:

Our elected officials, both in Springfield and Washington, will soon be returning to the work of the people. There are so many issues to deal with, problems to solve and political posturing to achieve.

We hope they will tackle the easy one first - a ban on assault weapons and their associated large capacity clips. This is not gun control, so let's not get all riled up about interpretations of the 2nd Amendment. Let the well regulated militia have whatever it requires. There is no need whatsoever for a civilian to possess a weapon capable of killing dozens in minutes. Let me quote Rep. Gabby Giffords, NRA member, gun owner and victim of a killer with a high-capacity magazine, "We need to do something. We've got to stop just talking about this."

The President has told us that the only way this can change is if the American people demand it.

Barbara Pasquinelli
League of Women Voters
of the Palos Orland Area
Palos Heights