‘Sensible’ gun legislation can also be called ‘ineffective,' ‘incremental’ (Letters)

‘Sensible’ gun legislation can also be called ‘ineffective,’ ‘incremental’ (Letters)

Gun Rights

In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) (Freelance) The editorial in the March 7 of the Republican, “House votes on gun laws small, needed step” , simultaneously lamented the “hyper-partisan era” but still sarcastically and disingenuously continued the falsehood of linking the Second Amendment to hunting. It went on to all but literally blame the Republicans and “gun lobby” for the next “preventable school shooting or workplace massacre”, somehow ignoring the fact that individuals actually commit these heinous crimes. The editorial wrapped up with the usual platitude about being able to support the Second Amendment and have “sensible gun regulation”. After all, who would oppose something that was “sensible”? House votes on gun laws small, needed step (Editorial) Background checks are already the law of the land. Making some adjustments where they are needed isn’t exactly wildly controversial. What’s labeled as “sensible” can also be called “incremental” and “ineffective”. The sad part is that the editors continue to ignore what they’ve actually been reporting in The Republican. How many times in the past years have we read a story where the offender passed the background check or waiting period and legally purchased a gun? How many times have we read a story about someone who should have been denied their purchase being allowed due to a bureaucratic error? Worse still, how many stories have we […]

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