The New York Times published my brother’s letter, print and online, last Thursday. We are very proud.
To the Editor
Regarding the proposed so-called “red flag” laws which, one may hope, will recover guns from unstable people thereby helping to prevent mass shootings.
While I support taking guns from perceived unstable people and gun regulations in general (no one, not in the military, needs an automatic weapon, for example), these “red flag” laws are “prospective facto” and probably will not survive constitutional testing. Who on earth can tell what is in a person’s mind and future intention? It’s a slippery slope.
And, if those proposed laws do survive, how does one calculate the effectiveness of mass shootings being prevented?
It’s a gun advocate’s mild sedative to those who want stronger gun control.
Do You Know Bill Hanley?
Introducing the true hero of Woodstock, the sound engineer. Bill Hanley is regarded as the “father of festival sound.” He was told he needed to prepare for 100,000. Five hundred thousand showed up and he didn’t disappoint. The Woodstock festival was located in Bethel, New York, in August, 1969. Does Hanley ever go to CES? Who in the industry knows him? Tell us more.