Ban assault weapons from our streets. It’s a simple thing to do, and one way of saving some lives at least. The last shootings have shown conclusively that the interruption of the clips being refilled saved some lives. Why does anyone need an assault weapon to hunt, or to keep their properties and themselves safe? How many shots need to be fired at one time? Have a gun. Take shooting lessons. Learn how to hit your target with one shot and get your kill, and save your life. If getting your kill of anything makes you happy, except perhaps in self-defense as a last resort, you are truly doomed anyway.
Why can we not take care of each other? Isn’t that what all religions are based on? So why are the people who claim to be such good religious people allowing the killings of their brothers and sisters and children and beautiful animals, all of whom only want to live in peace alongside each other?
It is quite clear that our system of Congress and the Supreme Court are not working. A personal interest versus the good for the people was not what was intended by the framers of the Constitution. Yes, it has worked in the past, but only among intelligent, reasonable, compromising people who wanted to keep the people safe. Isn’t that what “public service” used to mean? We should change the job description of our Congress and Supreme Court to read “only for myself.”
Who in their right mind, could possibly be against banning assault weapons from our streets or background checks and mental health tests? Not one of our leaders has any courage whatsoever.
Shirley Bass, Wellington