Re April 10 column by Issac Bailey, “Gun debate heats up Twitter”
Thank you to Issac Bailey and his wise thoughts. I think that it is sad and outrageous if an elected member of the City Council doesn't see (or doesn't want to see) the wisdom of common sense gun control laws, and I think it is sad and outrageous that members of Congress don't or won't see the wisdom of common sense gun laws.
(I believe that many of the members of Congress are being paid off by the National Rifle Association so that they vote against gun laws). This is not about taking away the constitutional right to own a gun. This is not about taking guns away from people who legally obtained them. This is about common sense gun law reform so that we can stop the murders of our children and women and men that going on in our schools, in other buildings, and on our streets. This is about common sense background check reform, a common sense ban on assault weapons, and a common sense ban on high capacity magazines.
This isn't about politicians and a majority of Americans wanting no common sense gun laws. This is about a majority of Americans including members of the National Rifle Association saying we want common sense gun reform laws now.
It is not acceptable if elected leaders don't look out for the health and safety of all the children, women, and men they are supposed to represent, whether that is on the local level or on the national level. I think it is time to replace them if they exhibit this unacceptable behavior.
The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.