Letters to the Editor

Stand up to the NRA

Lax gun laws allow suspected terrorists to buy guns on our soil. Organizations like al Qaida and ISIS are well aware of this, and even instruct would-be terrorists in this country to exploit those laws. If you’re a terrorist suspect, you shouldn’t be able to buy guns.

Background checks are supported by more than 90 percent of all Americans and are a commonsense tool for keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, domestic abusers, terrorists and the dangerously mentally ill.

Weapons like the ones used in Orlando, Newtown and most mass murders that can fire rapid, lethal projectiles from unlimited magazines have no purpose other than killing lots of humans and have no place in civilian possession.

It’s time to stand up to the NRA and end the epidemic of gun violence in our country.

Diane Cahill