Sensibility on Guns
Due to the tragic killing of 20 sweet children and six adults at Sandy Hook, I decided to contact my senators relative to gun control.
Please note that I did not say “gun confiscation.” I was disappointed to hear from Sen. Burr that he will fight any effort to “further infringe on the Second Amendment rights of citizens,” while Sen. Hagan says she will not “unnecessarily” infringe on Second Amendment rights.
Who are we kidding?
Do we honestly believe that the authors of this amendment had weapons of mass destruction in mind for ordinary citizens?
Somehow many proponents of the Second Amendment fear that proponents of gun control intend to ban all guns.
This is not true.
We want reasonable laws that protect lives from murder by military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. We want to close background-check loopholes.
This obviously will take a multi-pronged approach, including better mental health care and screening.
Please stop accusing those of us who believe in sensible gun laws of wanting to take away all guns.
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