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November 28, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Vote to end this senseless violence

It seems every day we read about another mass shooting on a campus, in a pizza parlor or at a movie theater.

There doesn’t seem to be any stopping this mass violence that is resulting in needless deaths of so many innocent people. Many gun advocates, including the National Rifle Association, say the only way to stop bad guys with a gun is for the good guys to have guns. Well, on Sunday, three good guys all had guns and they were shot down in cold blood before they even had a chance to use those guns.

I’m not saying this is all political. Many of the shooters have had serious mental problems, but they were able to obtain pistols and automatic weapons.

Sunday’s massacre of three innocent people, including two of our finest law enforcement officers, appears to be from the fringe that claims they are patriotic Americans but feel they do not have to obey the laws of the land.

It is my understanding that the two people who shot the policemen and the innocent bystander were part of the right-wing fringe that “defended” Cliven Bundy so that he did not have to obey the laws of this country and the constitution.

We could be on the verge of another civil war.

The vast majority of Americans are sick and tired of this senseless violence. Yet our “do-nothing” members of Congress sit on their hands so they don’t upset the NRA and the right wingers who donate so much money to their re-election campaigns, and they keep beating the same old tired horses like Obamacare and Benghazi so they don’t have to face the realities of what is really happening in this country.

The pollsters seem to think that the Republicans can control both the House and the Senate in the next election. If the Democrats sit on their hands and not vote in these midterm elections, then they will get what they deserve by not going to the polls en masse to defeat the radical right.

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