Monday, August 8, 2022
Aug. 8, 2022

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Letter: Blame Republicans, NRA


Ban assault weapons! They have no purpose other than killing. Please don’t recite the Second Amendment. This is not 1776; this is 2022. Children and adults are being murdered on a regular basis, and the instrument of death is the automatic rifle in the hands of anyone who can pay for it. I am tired of feeling helpless, and I am ashamed to be an American today. Demand that the Republicans in Congress do their job. If they cannot do their job, vote them out!

The NRA has Republicans in their pocket due to their contributions benefiting their campaigns: Marco Rubio, $3,303,355; Chuck Grassley, $226,007; Rand Paul, $104,456, Ron Johnson, $1,269,486. These Republicans do not do their job in protecting law-abiding citizens. They work in protected buildings, and spend their days in comfort and safety, while the rest of us worry about being murdered at the grocery store, a movie theater, or in the classroom. If the murders continue and we do nothing, we are complicit just like Congress and the NRA.

Blame the police, or schools for not arming teachers? No, blame the politicians who have profited from the money from the NRA, and continue to be obstructionist.

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