Extending gun rights
Apparently Congress is going to continue to allow the slaughter of citizens by madmen armed with their firearm of choice and not lift a finger to restrict sales of firearms in any manner. In fact, after mass murders of school children and college kids, some state legislatures have passed laws allowing firearms in bars, churches and colleges.
I think I have a way to encourage Congress, legislatures and our courts to pass and uphold reasonable restrictions on gun ownership: Remove the restrictions prohibiting firearms in Congress, state legislatures and federal and state courts. Elected officials and judges should live under the same fear and threat as we do. Come on NRA, push for this “right.” I want to hear how your bought-and-paid-for politicians justify restricting your “right” to bring an AK-47 to a session of Congress. I want to hear Justice Scalia explain how you can’t bring your Glock into the Supreme Court, but you are free to carry it into a Starbucks two blocks away in Washington, D.C. Please NRA, make my day.
JOHN C. HOLLER