Mr. Nickason was incensed at my tongue-in-cheek suggestion of a boxcutter registry [Boxcutter opinion was not worth publication, Jan. 17 Letters, Langley Advance].
My pro-registry argument was just as reasonable as the argument being used by North American governments for regulation and control of all firearms.
He points out that cigarettes and automobiles can also kill people, and he is right. We should have registry and regulation for all of these things, as well as swimming pools, large rocks, and pointy sticks.
G.K. Chesterton pointed out, "When you break the big laws, you do not get liberty; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws."
Alex Lornie, Langley