State representatives’ failure to act on guns shows lack of courage

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

I am profoundly disappointed in our state representatives’ indecision on gun control.

It is their duty to make decisions. It is obvious something has to be done. There was nothing vague in the questions asked. They were sent to Hartford to govern, not to hedge with porous excuses. The polls show overwhelming support for gun control in Connecticut. Don’t tell us it is a Second Acmendment issue.

The Second Amendment is not an absolute. It was written by men who kept slaves and subjugated women. As far as the right to bear arms, it is hopelessly out of date. Times have changed, and so have weapons. Assault weapons are designed for war and mass killing and they hold no conceivable role in a civilized society.

Sandy Hook was not a shooting, it was a massacre. Have they already consigned to oblivion this tragedy? All I can see in their stalling is ideology being put above governance. Where is the courage?

Our state representatives owe us a decision, and that must be to support the regulation of arms sales and the ban on military assault-style weapons.

 

Jean Bergstresser
Greenwich

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