This is in regards to the Your View on March 9. It is really difficult to take someone serious when they start their letter with false information.

First off, the firearm is not responsible for the death of those kids, the human piece of garbage is. Just like the car was not responsible for that hit and run death, the driver was.

Second, an AR does not shoot 700 rounds per minute. People who have no knowledge of guns should educate themselves on the difference between automatic and semi automatic firearms. Automatics are pretty much off limits to the ordinary citizen since the 1930s.

Third, we are the United States of America. We have rights other countries don't for a reason; it's called the Constitution and I think that in the Northeast especially we have become complacent with all our rights. I respect the fact not every one wants a firearm, but I do. I shoot trap on Sunday then head to the rifle and pistol range to enjoy the rest of the day with friends. I don't play basketball, soccer, baseball, tennis or golf. I enjoy shooting. I invite anyone to the range for the day so they can be informed and educated on the topic they choose to speak on.

I also believe that people never realize how misinformed you are until you open your mouth and show them. If you want to be part of a real solution, do your research and get informed. Thank you. Peace out.

Robert Smith, Jr.

Fairhaven