Blame O'Malley, not gun dealers

I shouldn't be surprised with your one-sided editorial ("Maryland's reckless gun dealers," Aug. 5). Did Dan Rodricks write this screed? It sounds like his one-sided tripe.

For what it's worth, our elected officials are responsible for all these problems, especially Gov. Martin O'Malley. If they had kept their opinions to themselves instead of making more laws that won't do anything, we would never be in this predicament. The backlog of people wanting to buy handguns and assault-type rifles started back when President Barack Obama won his first election. The laws wanted by Mr. O'Malley and his bunch have only made it worse. Please don't blame the gun owners for the problems created by our state government. Put the blame where it belongs, Governor O'Malley and our elected officials and the Maryland State Police.

And a question: since it's illegal for a convicted felon to try and purchase a gun, please check and see how many of the 30 people who tried to purchase a weapon had charges brought against them.

Stephen Garrett