Dear Editor:

I'm writing in response to the letter in the June 27 issue of the Savanna Times-Journal (and June 26 Carroll County Mirror-Democrat) which appeared under the title ‘Facts about the NRA’.

It is true that the NRA does represent the producers of firearms and accessories, but they also represent law-abiding gun owners in the United States.

The ISRA, which is the Illinois State Rifle Association, also protects and represents law-abiding gun owners in Illinois. The ISRA does yeoman work in Springfield for Illinois citizens.

The real shame of it all is that law-abiding gun owners even need an organization to protect a freedom enumerated in the Bill of Rights from being destroyed by our own elected representatives.

We're lucky in Carroll County to have elected officials who want to protect our freedoms.

Bob Stretton

Savanna