I see no sense in automatic weapons

I have been kept up some nights recently thinking about the recent mass shootings. And I wonder how the people who can do more on gun control are able to sleep at night.

To the editor:

A little is not enough. This morning as I sit here on a patio bench at my son’s Houston, Texas home, I am more upset about the lack of gun control of automatic weapons in this country. I grew up in a family with nine brothers, and my brothers and father were hunters. So I am not a total no guns allowed person (although I would never own one). I spent yesterday (the Fourth) watching the Pittsfield parade on my iPad. After hearing about the shooting in Illinois, it took my joy of seeing it away. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, everyone was ready for a good ole fashionable parade.

What has happened to us that this was not to be true for everyone? How sad. I see no sense in automatic weapons, despite the Second Amendment. Have we as a nation lost our common sense? The amendment needs amending. It was enacted way before automatic weapons came on the scene. I pray for all those whose lives have been torn apart due to these senseless, preventable acts. I have been kept up some nights recently thinking about the recent mass shootings. And I wonder how the people who can do more on gun control are able to sleep at night (I think some must sleep on the job).

Sue Barnes

Virginia Beach, Va. (formerly from Pittsfield and Dalton)