Daily News columnist Robert Koopmans may be a hunter who owns the most rudimentary of guns for his sport but that doesn't mean he can or should speak for the rest of us.
As a former reservist and collector I refuse to accept the premise that no one "needs" military styled firearms.
Koopmans doesn't "need" to hunt and I'm sure he wouldn't appreciate a non-hunter lobbying to toss his "acceptable" hunting rifles into the smelter.
Same goes for the rest of us; don't be ramming your misguided opinions down our throats because of the rare acts of a few lunatics.
It may shock Koopmans' readers to learn that his cherished hunting-styled guns have been used in some European massacres while countries like Switzerland and Israel have no such problem, despite common military gun ownership among their citizens.
Massacres in Canada are just as rare so those who want to blame guns and advocate the seizure of legally owned property should give their heads a shake.