Gun control groups are going about this all wrong. Instead of trying to figure out who can or can’t own an assault rifle (and in my mind, the answer should be nobody), simply require manufacturers to paint any assault rifle sold legally in this country a glow-in-the-dark fluorescent pink color.

Or better yet, require the gun to emit the sound of a weeping child every time the trigger is pulled.

So while lawmakers have no chance getting past the gun lobby, perhaps it’s time for them to focus legislation on turning the assault rifle into something nobody actually wants to own.

Brad Smith

Cumberland