In answer to a letter to the editor in the Sept. 18 Californian, "Go after The NRA," I have only one question to ask: Were any of these sick mass-murderers trained by the NRA in gun safety and the proper use of a gun?

The NRA has been a force for good in this country for decades, training people how to handle a gun safely. Their purpose has always been safety first -- never murder.

Mrs. Loran S. Grant