No more GOP nonsense about gun rights

No more GOP nonsense about gun rights

A body is taken from the scene where eight people were killed and others wounded by a gunman who then shot himself at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis, Friday, April 16, 2021. Republicans, I am sick and tired of you using the pathetic excuse against gun control — that any measure designed to strengthen public safety with tougher gun background checks infringes upon the rights of gun owners and the Second Amendment. Fed up to the bone. One gun tragedy follows another, with the FedEx tragedy in Indianapolis being the latest. They keep piling up. Someone needs to tell the GOP this is not 1870’s America, when cowboys with holstered guns supposedly roamed the prairie on horseback. That’s a “Gunsmoke,” “Lone Ranger” and “The Wild Wild West” mentality. SEND LETTERS TO: letters@suntimes.com . Please include your neighborhood or hometown and a phone number for verification purposes. Letters should be 350 words or less. This is a nation facing a gun violence epidemic. Real action is badly needed. President Joe Biden needs to make clear to Congress, and particularly to the Senate, that if they don’t get off their butts and act, he will bypass them with more executive orders to fight gun violence. A mental health check should be a part of any background screening for a person to own a gun. We should require gun buyers to see a doctor first. Gun fanatics who believe they have a God-given right to own a firearm, such as Colorado […]

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