It was refreshing indeed to learn that Operation Exile is reducing crime. The Buffalo News, which always urges more gun laws, was correct in its Aug. 24 editorial defending Operation Exile, in which felons are prosecuted under federal gun laws. If a person gets caught using a gun in a crime, he is jailed an additional five years -- in addition to any other sentence -- with no plea bargain or parole. It sure would be helpful if we all would quit debating about which new gun laws to enact to "control" law-abiding citizens and enforce existing gun laws to put felons in prison where they cannot shoot us.
Paul Emerling Springville