Listen to voice of people on gun issues

July 3, 2013 

It is a sorry day in democracy when our representatives do not listen to the voice of the people. Ninety-two percent of Americans support universal background checks. Gun shows and the Internet currently are not subject to background check regulations. Why is that so hard to understand and make a decision on?

It's been seven months since Sandy Hook. We saw another horrific shooting in Santa Monica. Our congressman, Jeff Denham, has not made a decision on this critical issue. It is long past time for consideration. This issue has nothing to do with Second Amendment rights and everything to do with keeping guns out of the hands of people who should not have them so we, the public, can feel safe.

No one needs to carry an assault weapon. We are all sitting ducks. Perhaps the only way for those who continue to advocate for guns is to lose someone they hold dear. Then they might see the error of their ways. It is time to act and support House Resolution 1565. Currently there are 179 Democrats and two Republicans in support. Get this bill passed.

CAROLE STARK

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