Regarding recent commentaries in The Advocate about gun control:

I, too, would love to live in the land of utopia where there is no gun, knife, fist, rape, home invasion and all other forms of violence. That place doesn’t and never has existed.

I take comfort in knowing that as a legal gun owner, I am able to protect my family and property. My guns are like my insurance policies. I am glad I have them and pray that I never need them.

Do you believe gun control will fare any better than the war on drugs or the prohibition of booze in the 1920s?

My last point is to look at all the atrocious treatment of people in foreign lands by their governments and/or rulers. Thanks to our Second Amendment, those atrocities cannot happen here.

Blaise V. “Butch” Polito

retired dentist

Hammond