2013-01-11 / Letters

Gun Control Please

Dear Editor:

Are we all set for our next round of follies from our elected officials in the Congress and the Senate? The Republicans fell to an all time low rating over the Fiscal Cliff show, not to mention the 6% rating for congress. Did that stop them? No way, that was just a fine tune-up in their preparation for the Debt Ceiling show down. They are so hell bent on stopping the black president they will stop at nothing and to hell with the country and the people in it. Surely you have heard Frog Face McConnell and the Weeper of the House John Boehner speak on gun control. “We have to make sure that the Second Amendment is protected and make sure that we carry out the policies of our founding fathers,” they say.

In that case, let’s go back to the founding fathers and use the same guns that were around in those days. Why not? They were nice one-bullet guns that took a few minutes to load. There’s nothing wrong with that, right? Or maybe I have it all wrong. Maybe our founding fathers envisioned the 30 round per second gun that even hunters don’t use today. And maybe it was ok with our founding fathers to issue high-powered guns to anyone without a background check, right? Can you believe that after all the shooting of innocent people our gutless politicians never demanded a background check? Doesn’t that tell you that something is rotten and it’s not in Denmark?

If one took a close look at the election of politicians one might find the following. The National Rifle Association contributes to both sides in a race, and to them it doesn’t matter who wins, the winner will be bought and paid for, and in the NRA ‘s pocket. It’s as simple as that. Here is my solution. Ban the sale of all high-powered rifles and guns to the public. Have a background check. That should be a no brainer. If a member of the public is caught with even carrying a high-powered weapon there should be a twenty-five year jail term. If he or she uses such a weapon it should be life in jail even if no one is hurt. Think about it. Why would anyone carry a high-powered gun that makes the target look like Swiss cheese in a split second? You got a better solution?

JOHN BAXTER

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