What the California lawmakers have continued to do, along with their ill-informed legislation in Prop. 47, is restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. It is sad that our representatives seem to have it all backwards.

Now, what Los Angeles County is left with is a steady growth in crime. To restore confidence back into our public safety, we can waste no time.

The essential first step in achieving progress is electing Frank Scotto for Assembly. Frank, endorsed by the Torrance Police Officers’ Association, will be the representative we need him to be: tough on crime and a defender of our Second Amendment rights.

— Robert Lara, TorranceThe letter writer is a retired Torrance police sergeant.