Re "Feinstein pushes for limits on assault-style weapons" (Capitol & California, Jan. 25): The First Amendment guarantees our right to free speech. But that right does not include shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theater. The right to free speech was curtailed by the U.S. Supreme Court for the common good.
Perhaps this common sense could also be applied to the Second Amendment? People can own rifles and handguns to protect themselves from bad guys and from a tyrannical government. But that right need not include the ability to kill dozens of people in seconds.
Banning assault rifles might be one way to uphold the common good.
-- Jan Merrill, Rocklin