As a retired federal agent, I was interested in the article, "President offers new gun control measures" on page A-3 of your August 30 edition. It states President Obama has issued executive orders to require corporations and trusts to name a person, who must pass a background check, to possess firearms. I am OK with that. The second executive order "will end a government practice that lets military weapons, sold or donated by the U.S. to allies, be reimported into the U.S. by private entities, where some may end up on the streets." I worked "the streets" as an agent from 1970 to 1996 and never arrested a criminal armed with any weapon we gave or donated during World War Two. I never saw a bad guy armed with an M-1 Garand, M1 Carbine, bolt action Model 1903 or a Model P-17 bolt action rifle. These are the banned "military grade weapons."