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August 3, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Senators value money over people

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Today our elected officials are blatant about the importance of money versus the will of the people.

The polls indicated close to 90 percent of people favored background checks and gun registration.

Unfortunately, money from gun and ammunition manufacturers, the right-wing political donors who fund NRA mouthpieces, doomed the will of the people.

Political campaign donations to primarily Republican senators overshadowed the will of their constituents. They showed us they are not concerned about their campaign promises and do not care about their constituents and their needs.

Their political feeding at the senatorial money-trough is all that is important as they line their pockets.

The frustration of the people and their disgust with feeling powerless is overwhelming.

This has nothing to do with the Second Amendment, our freedoms, our way of life or any other bogus excuse the senators who voted no conjure up; it’s simply that they cannot resist the enormous amount of money that may be coming into their campaigns.

They did not consult with their constituents before they voted. We, the people, sent them to the Senate to keep their campaign promises, to listen to our concerns and represent us with honesty and integrity.

The senators’ personal feelings, their donors, their NRA ratings and their standing within the Republican Party should never be more important than their constituents who voted for them.

I agree with the Senate gallery comments after the vote: “Shame on you!”

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