I read with interest the Saturday article about the NRA convention, boasting about the 70.000 members in attendance, (a small number when you think of the millions of people in the USA). What they fail to realize is money and intimidation does not work with every one. Some of us will do the right thing even if the politicians currently in office will not. When the elections for congressman and senators come around, those of us that vote will vote the cowards out of office, so their days are numbered as far as elected office goes.
Their allegiance with the NRA will backfire and they will be out of a job that they could have kept if they had supported their constituents as they are supposed to do. So when their elections come around again, if we care about background checks for firearms we will all need to do our diligence and let the people running for office know we are going to thoroughly check their policies.
From reading the letters page in this news paper it is obvious that even gun owners know a background check at gun shows is not going to take their guns away, and most sensible people already know this.
The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.