LETTER:AR-15 military weapon

I grew up in Idaho where guns were a common tool in most homes and cars.

They were used for hunting, sports and nuisance pests.

They typically held fewer than six cartridges, quite adequate for normal use.

The AR15 is a military weapon, like a flame thrower or machine gun, intended to kill the most people in the least time in war.

There is no reason they should be in the hands of some one having a personal breakdown or psychotic event.

Gerald Carpenter