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Editor:

We the public now know that we have no standing with the U.S. Congress.

This is an important thing to know, that interest groups are more important to our members of Congress than the interests of us Americans.

Gabby Giffords, the parents of the 20 Sandy Hook kids who were murdered and 91 percent of the American people want something that they now have no hope of getting. I could live with this fact if I thought there would be enough caring citizens to throw the bums out come 2014 and 2016.

It’s true that more of us are becoming fed up with members of both parties who vote the lobbyists — and their party’s — interests instead of that of the public. Unfortunately there are still too many of us who think that one lousy vote is synonymous with powerlessness.

What power we would have if all those “powerless” citizens would go to the polls. The vote to require universal background checks on gun purchases should have passed. Nine out of 10 Americans supported it.

Now the question is if those Congress members who denied our desires will lose their seats when election time comes.

As I see it, those powerless citizens will be the key in 2014.

Larry Brophy

Comments

Donald Cline 1 year, 7 months ago

Au Contraire, sir! The recent halt to the thoroughly disgusting display of exploitation of tragedy proves exactly the opposite: For the first time in a long time, The United States Senate, stuffed almost to the gills with left-wing apparatchniks who want to turn America into a new Soviet Union, finally responded to millions of letters, emails, and phone calls and refused to pass totally unconstitutional legislation which Congress has no authority to pass and the Executive Branch has no authority to enforce and the Judicial Branch has no authority to adjudicate, and which would not have prevented the terrible atrocity that inspired the attempt in the first place -- and they admitted it! Perhaps you should consider the fact that your side of this argument is the "special interest;" after all, the NRA and the GOA and the CCRKBA and the SAF and the JPFO and the NAGR all the pro-gun associations combined constitute at least five or six million citizens of this nation, while those organizations who would trash the principles of fundamental liberty amount to about a half million. It may come as a shock to you, but these school atrocities didn't start happening until laws and regulations started banning guns, and with one exception in the last fifty years, they ONLY happen where guns are banned. And whenever a person on scene was able to acquire their weapon, the massacres have been stopped without further injury to anyone. Now would you like to discuss this matter rationally, or are you one of those Marxist apparatchniks whose agenda is more important than reality?

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