To the Editor:
Congress sits on its hands while the latest school shooting takes the lives of more innocent children and school personnel.
If members of Congress do not believe in protecting the health, safety and welfare of the American people, why do they hold their office? They swore to defend the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic – “So help me God.”
We need legislation, not hollow platitudes. Congressmen can support the Second Amendment and still support reasonable gun control, such as universal background checks, and controls on automatic weapons and bump stocks.
The vast majority of Americans – Democrats, Republicans and NRA members alike – all support such policies. But members of Congress are too afraid of the NRA’s threats to fund a primary candidate against them lest the Congressmen even talk about any form of gun control.
Congressmen should get wise and relish such a debate, because the voters would support them.
If Congress does not do anything then We The People certainly can. We can exert our own Constitutional power and vote for candidates in the upcoming 2018 election who have the courage to stand up to the NRA.