Allen J. Hischke: Firearms regulations


To the editor:

Today, I want to discuss a subject that is close to my heart and close to the hearts of many of my friends and fellow countrymen and countrywomen.

The subject is firearms regulation.

There are thousands of laws on the books as you are reading these lines. None of these laws seem to have any effect on the advance of violent crime in America.

Today, I want to tell you about a new law that I believe will do many great things to curb the violence that is endangering my constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and my ability to live safely in a free society.

What the United States of America needs today is a law that states, very simply, if someone uses a firearm to commit a crime, that person will receive a mandatory death sentence, with only one chance for appeal.

To some people this might sound like a very stern method to curb crime.

But, I ask you what else in the past 100 years has been effective at stemming the advance of violent crimes in this country?

It is my opinion that the only way to stop the use of firearms in the commission of crimes is to enact a law that is this simple and this strict.

This law should state in legal terms that if you are convicted of committing any crime, from murder to stealing a stick of gum, and a firearm of any kind was used in the commission of that crime, then you will receive a mandatory death sentence.

No plea bargains, no reduction of sentence, no nothing, with only one chance for appeal.

This law should start as a federal law, and the federal government needs to encourage all 50 states to have the same law.

With all the laws on the books, and the absence of effect they have on violent crime, I tell you this is the only thing that will work.

Making more laws that restrict the use of firearms by honest citizens will have no effect on reducing violent crime. It only makes it easier for the criminals to commit these violent crimes because they know that no one will be able to fight back because the honest people will have no way to defend themselves if more restrictive laws are enacted.

This has been proven in Australia and Great Britain. When these people turned their firearms over to the government, crime skyrocketed.

Why should Americans continue to be forced to give concessions to people that choose to act in a manner that is adverse to a free society?

A law, such as I am proposing, would give society a chance to rid itself of these people that try to break down our chances to be free and enjoy the things that the founders of this country wanted us to have - life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Again, I say this is the only way it can be done.

Allen J. Hischke


als362 7 years, 12 months ago

Everyone that agrees with this letter should compose their own letter and mail it to the president, and their Senators. The only way to stop our rights from being stripped away is to take a stand and let the law makers know how we feel.


als362 7 years, 12 months ago

cantstandtexans is an idiot. He adds things to a persons original thought that were not only never there, but never meant to be there. His imagination has run completely wild with fears that someone will arrest him for no reason, and expects us to believe he is a sane human being when he says we should prosecute people for cooking and selling food. This person has no logical mind.


cantstandtexans 7 years, 12 months ago

I suppose your solution to gun violence would also include criminal law enforcement personel that have busted into the wrong homed or shot innocent citizens that were profiled and had Glocks's and MP5's, among the best of high effcient equalizers along with HK 93'S and 94's, high leathel weapons of intimindatons like Panther Arms fully auto 260 Remington full auto assault rifles with a few FN/FAL's still lurking in the lockers of SWAT teams, breaking into the wrong homes and holding their victims hostage until proven innocentz?

I suppose this will include military personel that gun down many citizens of Irag and Afghanistan for no apparent reason other than being pissed off, as well as with Blackwater hengemen, and other hired guns,etc.?

Crimes are crimes, no matter who comments them. And to complicate and shoot down your train of do know what the FBI's known stastistic is on the percentage of those locked up in state and federal penal system that are known to be completely innocent of the accused and convicted crimes? Upwards to 30%!!

You have lots of refinments to work on....cause you present proposal sucks...I mean really really sucks.

McDonald's!! I for one see that this food (??) is, without a doult, a violent felony offense towards innocent victims. These do not deserve to cost the taxpayer $50,000+ dollars a year to incarcerate these "100% certain violate convicts. Hang them if you please. But almogst these inmates, one in three are innocent of the acussed acqusations. You want those plugged with a 308 slug as well?! Or a well made hemp rope used as an attractive necktie??

That is extremely totalitarian!! And there again...where do you stop? Use a golf clubs and same penealty? Baseball bat? Hammer? Anti-freeze? Then there's the processed food epedemic...let's hang McDonal's CEO AND CFO!! After all...their fat people customers the food at McDonald's push's like cocaine, has killed millions.

So what and where so you stop such a illogical proposal?


AltitudeAdjustment 7 years, 12 months ago

When are they going to outlaw Karate and Kung Fu? That's what I want to know. I mean the purpose of it is for self defense right? But how many use those skills to kill and injur people and not what it was originally intended for? Will they make it illegal to teach Karate one day? I mean people don't kill people, Karate kills people right? It's all Karates fault when some guy beats up another guy right?

Sounds @$$enine doesn't it? But its the same argument people like President Obama have about guns. Lets outlaw the gun and people will quite killing people right? More people are killed each year because of drunk drivign than gun crimes, so why aren't we outlawing cars and alcohol? Oh thats right almost eveyone drives and who doesn't appreciate a good stiff drink now and then. It's illegal to drink and drive (just like it's illegal to kill someone with a gun) but people have their own free will and will choose to do what they want. Let the penalty be swift and with out mercy in the cases of drunk driving and crimes commited with firearms and you will see a huge decrease in their incidences.

You may not care about someone elses right to own guns legally, but once they get done with guns what is next. Eventually they will want to take away something that is of importance to John-Q-public and no one will stand with him because he didn't stand with others and say that personall accountability of those committing the crimes must take presedence over an inanimate object.


Ray Cartwright 7 years, 12 months ago

I know a nurse that works in the OR in Canada that was working with a Dr. on a patient that was involved in a knifing and the Dr. said to her "you know that if they had used a pistol we wouldn't have to be working on this man" Once again if we don't have guns then the next best thing will work.


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