I believe that reasonable gun control legislation is an important device to prevent dangerous firearms from getting into the hands of criminals. As the father of three children, I feel the scourge of crime in our neighborhoods is intolerable. My support for reasonable federal gun control legislation stems from my desire to do everything in my power to control this fatal situation. Gun control, however, is not an end in itself. It is, after all, the criminal who ultimately pulls the trigger. I believe, therefore, the approach must be multi dimensional. Tough laws and vigorous police enforcement are necessary to fight crime.