Gun deaths trigger genuine emotions
I would like to respond to Ken Pickens’ letter in the Sunday (Oct. 13) Daily Journal concerning emotions and facts in the ongoing gun debate in this country.
He is correct that I get emotional when people are gunned down at work. I also get upset when people are shot as they are out for a night at the movies. I cry like a baby when little kids and their teachers are slaughtered in their school rooms. Shot with high powered bullets at close range, shot so many times that their little limbs are blown off. Yeah, I get emotional.
These are facts, and the list is long. Another fact that boggles the mind is that we as a nation do nothing. Where is the common sense? All I’m asking for is some common-sense gun laws. What’s wrong with expanded background checks on all gun sales? No more gun show loopholes.
I would also ban all military-style assault weapons. The name says it all. No one needs one of these.
The same goes for high-capacity ammunition clips. Where is the common sense?
I remember when the NRA was a nice organization, mostly for hunters, promoting gun safety. It has grown into a monster and is now the school bully of Congress.
And please don’t quote me Rev. Wayne’s talking points for scaring the public.
Michael A. Dorman