Letter: Gun laws lack enforcement because of NRA

December 16, 2013 

Letter: Gun laws lack enforcement because of NRA

My usual pattern for reading letters to the editor is to check the headline and decide from there. I skip over letters that are of little or no interest to me.

One letter that got my attention was, "No to gun control" on Dec. 9. I want to quote the second sentence in this letter. "We need to change the way people view guns. "

The writer is absolutely correct -- we need to get through to these gun-loving zealots that something has to be done about the way anyone can get his or her hands on a gun.

Last week marked the anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, where 20 little innocent children were killed because that person got a gun or guns!

Also last week, another kid got an arsenal and tried to kill his teacher, then killed himself all over a reprimand that teacher gave him. Why are these people getting the idea that the way to solve a problem or get back at someone is to kill them? The Second Amendment does not grant the right to own a gun to just anyone. It states the right to a well-armed militia, and that means the army, etc., not the kid down the street. Is it necessary to have an arsenal of assault rifles to prove something? I call them cowards!

There is a lot of talk about enforcing the gun laws that are already on the books. These laws will never be enforced as long as the NRA keeps spending millions of dollars to finance the campaigns of certain congressmen.

Doing away with lobbyists and secret money in politics is paramount to getting honesty back in our government.

JANE SAMPLES, Walla Walla

Tri-City Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service