HUMBOLDT COUNTY WEIGHS IN ON GUN CONTROL
Gun control could be considered a hot topic after the recent shooting in Newtown, Connecticut."Nobody likes that, not the gun owners, the non-gun owners,” said Joe Wheeler, president of the Humboldt Trap and Skeet Club. “But I don't think you need to overact on that.”Wheeler said the focus should be on the people, not the guns."There’s an awful lot of people who have guns—millions of people who have guns, who don't do anything bad," Wheeler said.Bonnie Cook is a gun owner“I got one to protect myself, and I don't even pick it up," Cook said.She adds additional control won’t help.“The people who are going to be doing this atrocity are going to find a way to get them anyway,” Cook said. “And it's going to happen.”But Robert Judson thinks it will help."They ought to pass laws of who can get them, especially the automatics," Judson said.Elected officials are already working on that. Senator Dianne Feinstein says on her website this: “On the first day of the new Congress, I intend to introduce a bill stopping the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of assault weapons as well as large ammunition magazines, strips and drums that hold more than 10 rounds.”Wheeler says that having background checks and waiting periods should be enough. “People need to take responsibility,” Wheeler said.And that in the 60 years of his clubs existence there’s never been an incident.