Public Pulse: Apology for Rep. King; Shooting ranges only; Life vs. gun rights; Rights vs. privileges

Public Pulse: Apology for Rep. King; Shooting ranges only; Life vs. gun rights; Rights vs. privileges

Gun Rights

U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting, Tuesday, in Boone, Iowa. King is defending his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether "there would be any population of the world left" if not for births due to rape and incest. To the rest of the world, I want to apologize for Rep. Steve King of Iowa. Ignorance such as his cannot be tolerated anywhere, let alone in our government that is already filled with hate and divisiveness. An idea: Allow AR-15s to be kept only at certified shooting ranges. Then Rep. Don Bacon’s upstanding friend could continue to enjoy his target practice, and we could all go to Target with less apprehension than now. And about President Donald Trump’s racism: If Bacon has had heart-to-heart talks with him and determined somehow that the president does not mean what he says and does, then Bacon should share those insights with us. A simple affirmation by Bacon does not get us very far. Bacon talked about a friend who “loves his AR-15. He’s a darn good guy. He’s a darn good citizen. My concern is 99% of the people are law-abiding and are good people. I would rather protect the 99% and go after those who should not have guns.” Why does this friend deserve his gun more than any person deserves to live a life free from being shot? All of those people who died or were injured in El Paso and Dayton, […]

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