Letter: Did NRA, Congress commit murder?
If Congress had not let the NRA persuade it to allow the ban on assault rifles and huge magazines to expire, would the shooter’s mother have owned one? The ban expired in 2004, and she purchased the gun in 2010. Note that Sen. Kelly Ayotte supported the expiration when she was attorney general.
Did the NRA and Congress murder those kids?
Time is long past for common sense to supersede ideology. Congress must put the best interest of our country ahead of politics.
A bill that outlaws sale, purchase and ownership of assault weapons and large clips must be passed swiftly – even if we have to purchase and destroy currently existing stocks, as was done in Australia.
I own five long guns and a cap-and-ball pistol. I have been a hunter all my life. I never had a need or desire to own something to allow me to mow down large numbers of people!