In a letter you recently ran, I urged Obama to use the Pentagon's purchasing power to pressure gun makers to keep firearms out of the wrong hands. It looks like Senator Chuck Schumer has
beaten our president to the punch.
Last Friday, Schumer stated his demand that the Army award a $560 million handgun contract to a bidder who blocks the sale of these weapons to illegal dealers. The contract winner must also develop "smart gun" technology that prevents unauthorized persons from discharging firearms.
Now all police departments must crack down of merchants of mass murder by refusing to buy
weapons from any gunmakers who allow their firearms to reach unlawful hands. If NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton starts the ball rolling, other police chiefs will soon follow.
Kew Gardens Hills