Opinion: Can Americans find common ground on gun control laws?

Opinion: Can Americans find common ground on gun control laws?

(ASSOCIATED PRESS) Second Amendment is still the law of the land Most Americans favor reasonable gun control Re “ Thoughts, prayers won’t solve gun violence plague ” (April 7): Thank you very much for the series on gun control. I appreciated reading City Attorney Mara Elliott’s op-ed about the ongoing gun violence epidemic. “If we can put a man on the moon,” why can’t we get legislators to dedicate humane efforts and do the hard work to make churches, schools, workplaces and shopping safe? Why do obvious and incendiary lies like that of Rep. Josh Hawley, who says President Joe Biden ultimately seeks civilian gun confiscation, intentionally foment irrational behavior from gun owners? There are millions of Americans who do not own guns; however, we still support others’ rights to do so: for protection, for legal hunting, for sport or target practice. Killing children at Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland is not sport, it’s murder. Politicians, legislators and reprehensible legal types continue to muddy the waters and use 4,000 words when four will suffice: “Thou shalt not kill.” Sunny Brace Lakeside The U-T welcomes and encourages community dialogue on important public matters. Mass shootings show we need to change When is enough, enough? The “Second Amendment rights” mantra has become stale in the midst of the insanity that has gripped this country related to gun rights. The Second Amendment was written when we had no National Guard and when one round of ammunition was the standard. Could the founding […]

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