OPINION: I’m a veteran, and I support Lisa Murkowski’s vote on gun reform

OPINION: I’m a veteran, and I support Lisa Murkowski’s vote on gun reform

Opinions Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, questions Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin as they testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense, Tuesday, May 3, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool photo via AP) As someone who has used a gun to defend both myself and this country, I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. I was a E3 X-ray tech in the U.S. Army and was in theater during the Gulf War. Following my time in the service, I was a disabled veteran coming home to a country that seemed to stop caring about me as soon as my discharge was approved. It wasn’t until I contacted Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office that I was able to access the benefits I was owed for the service I gave to this country. The smartest thing I ever did in my life is contact Lisa Murkowski: She saved my life. The work Sen. Murkowski did for me is just one instance of the work she does every day for Alaskans. Her recent support of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is no exception. This piece of legislation that recently passed into law will not take our guns away. The mass shootings we’ve seen devastate American communities cannot be blamed on responsible gun owners; they were caused by criminals and people who have no right to own a firearm. Each time a gun is put in the hands […]

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