In his March 26 letter [“An assault on our freedoms”], Rich Townsend compared owning an AR-15 to a 300-horsepower car. I agree: Just as with his sports car, Mr. Townsend should be allowed his “freedom and rights” with an AR-15 — as long as he is willing to take a shooter-education course, pose (and pay) for a shooter’s license and purchase gun insurance, in case he accidentally injures or kills someone or damages property.

Harry St. Ours, Boyds