The NRA says, “Your freedom is under attack!” It is our politicians’ allegiance to the NRA that is attacking us. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, voted yet again last week against background checks, age limits, gun control. Why would an 18- to 21-year-old need a Daniel Defense AR-15 capable of more than 10 rounds? What’s the point of that gun other than slaughter? As a kid, every fall marked the opening of deer hunting season. An AR-15 would have destroyed that deer so terribly it would be inedible.
I am not against gun rights. All I want is a way to keep the right guns in the hands of the right people. We’ve been attacked at our school, grocery store, country music festival, movie theater and Bible study. My heart goes out to all our NRA-backed politicians.
Jaime Herrera Beutler, this must be so hard for you. It’s our God-given right to vote you out.