Vail Daily letter: Tancredo way off on this one
Vail, CO, Colorado
The article on gun control opposition highlighting the Tom Tancredo 2010 ballot measure is an example of just how strong an influence paranoia can have on rational thinking. The notion that participation in an international arms trade treaty is a front for domestic firearms control is ludicrous at best, dangerous at worst. We are faced with armed conflict around the globe, fueled by access to weapons, some of which are used against our own troops.
Assuming we want peace, the United States should most definitely exert its influence to try to control international arms trade. The fact that Tancredo and his “long-time friend” Charles Heatherly think that this is a “slippery step to gun confiscation” in the United States either demonstrates their paranoia or their desire to regain what little political standing they had through fear.
Send them to Afghanistan and see how long they believe we should not try to control international arms trade.