Writer says no to gun control, and Congress

Posted 3/17/19

To The Editor:It is hard for me to believe that some in Washington think that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens would decrease violent crime. That would be like declaring a national holiday …

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Writer says no to gun control, and Congress

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To The Editor:

It is hard for me to believe that some in Washington think that taking guns away from law-abiding citizens would decrease violent crime. That would be like declaring a national holiday for criminals. 

Nancy Pelosi recently said in a speech that "… if we had a Democrat as president they would declare a state of national emergency to confiscate legally owned guns.”

You know criminals don't keep legally owned guns. Only law-abiding citizens do. 

If any president was so stupid as to attempt to confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens, this country would experience civil unrest not seen since the Civil War. People are passionate about hunting, sport and target shooting, but are even more passionate about being able to protect their home, their family and themselves. 

Not all of us are worth millions and can afford the best in home-security systems and walk around with armed bodyguards. Maybe Mrs. Pelosi will give up all of that security in exchange for a whistle? I don't think that will happen. 

But, as most people know, both houses of Congress for years have been referred to as the Millionaires Club. When President Trump was elected, it was like people expected him to serve for free and he did. 

But why stop there? If those in Congress truly want to serve their country, why don't they serve for free since some are worth in the hundreds of millions. Unlike President Trump, it seems as they want their country to serve them. They are all so out of touch with the common Americans that they have no idea of the struggles we face. 

I have seen polls lately about whether illegal aliens should be able to draw Social Security. That should not even be a question. They didn't contribute to it and what part of illegal do some people not understand? 

If anything like that ever became law, I can't even begin to comprehend the influx of elderly illegals that would be pouring across the borders into a country already so far in debt they can't see light at the end of the tunnel. 

But if you are independently wealthy, it really doesn’t create a problem for you.

It is time we had a little common sense brought into all of our elected officials. 

I also believe that we should have term limits in both houses of Congress instead of lifetime politicians who get re-elected based solely on name recognition.

Vincent Gamble

Sparta, TN


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