I am always amused to see the left wing slam Congress when it doesn't bend to liberal demands. Richard Badalamente claimed in his May 1 letter that the NRA has bought off enough politicians to defeat the gun control bill presented to Congress. I say it was simply common sense that won the day.
Most polls agree with the USA Today poll, which shows 49 percent of Americans want common-sense gun control laws while 43 percent oppose new laws. Translation: Create and enforce laws that target criminals and not law-abiding citizens.
Nothing in the latest proposed legislation would have prevented a Sandy Hook Elementary event. Anyone with a penchant to commit a murder or mass slaughter will find a way, as we found out in Boston.
Building a gun or a 30 round clip is not rocket science. The internet is full of plans to guide you. So ban the internet?
Yes, we need extensive background checks, require a gun safety course before licensing and gun-safe requirements in every home and vehicle. The sad reality of all these laws is that it will take a violation for authorities to enforce them.
MICHAEL KILDALL, Kennewick