While I am sitting here contemplating just what happened recently in Parkland, Florida, I am acutely drawn to the NRA and its continued ignorance of our Second Amendment. They consistently use the argument that their right to “bear” AR-15s and large ammunition clips is guaranteed by the amendment to our Constitution! Well excuse me, but you can be assured that the authors of the amendment were not thinking about AR-15s and other semi-automatic and fully automatic weapons of mass destruction when they drafted this amendment.
It has become abundantly clear that nothing will be done to avoid such future mass-murders as long as the NRA continues to have its way. It is past time for our elected officials to stand up against the NRA and pass some legislation that governs all states and removes all rights to sell, store or use these terrible weapons. That would also include any hardware that allows legal weapons to be made into illegal weapons, such as bump-stocks.
The statement that “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” is partially true but let us make it extremely hard to put these weapons in the hands of the mentally deranged people and maybe we can save a few hundred children from being slaughtered.
Any elected officials that reject these efforts should be made very public and voted out of office.
It is time for the “silent majority” to stand up and be counted! Let us not make a little noise now and then return to our habit of silence.
Please join me in contacting our law makers and demanding immediate legislation that will accomplish these goals.
Jerry R. Perrine